Today in history – June 24

1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.

1947 – Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.

1948 – Soviet forces blockaded the western zones of Berlin.

1957 – The Supreme Court rules obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.

2009 – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to having an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina.