June 24th in history:
On June 24th, 1497, English explorer John Cabot became the first European to reach Newfoundland since the Vikings.
An artist with an unusual visual style had his first art exhibition on this date in 1901. His name was Pablo Picasso.
It only took 50 years, but on June 24th, 1997, the Air Force issued a report on alleged alien sightings in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The official report said the “aliens” actually were dummies. Many people continue to suspect a cover-up.
He wasn’t an alien – he was a “RoboCop.” Actor Peter Weller celebrates his birthday today (1947) – and so does his “RoboCop” co-star, Nancy Allen (1950).