On this day: April 24

Published On: Apr 22 2013 04:13:17 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Library of Congress is established, spaceflight claims its first human casualty, the Unabomber kills his last victim, and South Korea clones a puppy, all on this day.

OTD April 24 - WNBA
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1996: The creation of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is announced at a press conference with Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes in attendance. The National Basketball Association founded the league as a woman's counterpart to the NBA. It would begin play on June 21, 1997, with eight teams: the Charlotte Sting, Cleveland Rockers, Houston Comets and New York Liberty in the Eastern Conference; and the Los Angeles Sparks, Phoenix Mercury, Sacramento Monarchs and Utah Starzz in the Western Conference.

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