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April 24 Highlight in History

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On April 24, 1962, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a television signal

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In 1877, federal troops were ordered to leave New Orleans, ending the South government after the Civil War

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In 1960, riots broke out in Biloxi, Mississippi, after black protesters staged a "wade-in"

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In 1967, Soviet astronaut Vladimir Komarov was killed when his Soyuz 1 spacecraft crashed on Earth's surface

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In 1980, the United States launched an unsuccessful attempt to release US hostages from Iran

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In 1995, the final bomb attached to the unbombar exploded inside Sacramento

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In 2005, Pope Benedict XVI formally began his stewardship of the Roman Catholic Church