This day in history

Monday, June 24, is the 175th day of 2013. There are 190 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Al Molinaro is 94. Actor-director Georg Stanford Brown is 70. Rock musician Jeff Beck is 69. Musician Mick Fleetwood is 66. Actor Peter Weller is 66. Actress Nancy Allen is 63. Actor Iain Glen (‘‘Game of Thrones”; ‘‘Downtown Abbey”) is 52. Actress Danielle Spencer is 48. Actress Sherry Stringfield is 46. Actress Mindy Kaling is 34. Actress Minka Kelly is 33. Singer Solange Knowles is 27.

In 1509, Henry VIII was crowned king of England; his wife, Catherine of Aragon, was crowned queen consort.


In 1908, the 22d and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, died in Princeton, N.J., at 71.

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In 1948, Communist forces cut off all routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the western allies to organize the Berlin Airlift. In Philadelphia, the Republican National Convention nominated for president Thomas E. Dewey, governor of New York.

In 1975, 113 people were killed when an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed while attempting to land during a thunderstorm at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In 1983, the space shuttle Challenger — carrying America’s first woman in space, Sally K. Ride — landed at Edwards Air Force Base.