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Famous Events For June 24

Famous Events For June 24 – Today In History

June 24: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – June 24  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 24th June 1298: Jews of Ifhauben in Austria were massacred today. This was part of a series of massacres which were taking place.
2. 24th June 1314: The battle of Bannockburn helped Scotland to regain independence from England.
3. 24th June 1322: It was the third time France expelled Jews from its territory.


4. 24th June 1441: Henry VI founded the Eton College on this day.
5. 24th June 1497: Explorer John Cabot claimed Eastern Canada for England believing that he had found Asia in Nova Scotia.
6. 24th June 1497: Cornish traitors Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank were today executed at Tyburn in London.
7. 24th June 1509: The Coronation of Henry VIII as King of England took place at Westminster Abbey today.
8. 24th June 1529: Zurich and catholic cantons signed the peace of Kappel today.
9. 24th June 1535: Anabaptist Protestants were conquered and disbanded today.
10. 24th June 1540: King Henry VI commanded his 4th wife Anne of Cleves to leave the court today.
11. 24th June 1619: Filaret, father of Tsar Michail became the Patriarch of Moscow today.
12. 24th June 1648: Cossacks today slaughtered 2000 Jews and 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine.
13. 24th June 1658: Dunkirk was recaptured by the French fleet today.
14. 24th June 1664: The Colony of New Jersey was founded today.
15. 24th June 1692: Kingston, Jamaica was founded today.


18th Century – What Happened on June 24 – The 1700s

16. 24th June 1717: The first Free Masons Grand Lodge was founded in London today.
17. 24th June 1778: David Rittenhouse observed a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia today.
18. 24th June 1794: Bowdoin College was founded today in Maine, USA.

19th Century – June 24 This Day That Year – The 1800s

19. 24th June 1812: Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces crossed the Neman River and invaded Russia today.
20. 24th June 1813: British and Native forces defeated the US forces in the battle of Beaver Dams today.
21. 24th June 1841: Fordham University, earlier known as St. John’s College, opened today in the Bronx.


22. 24th June 1843: Vincenzo Soliva decreed that no Jew can live outside the ghetto in Italy.
23. 24th June 1846: Hungary today abolished the residency tax on Jews.
24. 24th June 1853: President Franklin Pierce, the US President today signed the Gadsden Purchase buying 29,600 square miles of Mexico for $10 million, which is now known as Arizona and New Mexico.
25. 24th June 1861: Tennessee became the 11th state to secede from the Union today.
26. 24th June 1881: 200 people drowned when a train ran off a bridge near Cuautla in Mexico.
27. 24th June 1884: John Lynch, a black was elected chairman of the Republican Convention. He became the first black chairman of the convention.
28. 24th June 1885: Samuel David Ferguson became the first black Bishop today.
29. 24th June 1894: The decision was taken today to hold the modern Olympics once every 4 years.
30. 24th June 1898: Spanish troops were today driven from La Guasimas in Cuba by the American troops.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day June 24th – The 1900s

31. 24th June 1900: The merger of the Dutch Social Democratic Workers Party and Socialistenbond took place today.
32. 24th June 1901: Jewish National Fund started today.
33. 24th June 1901: Today, the first major exhibition of the artwork of Pablo Picasso opened at a gallery on Paris ‘rue Lafitte, a street in Paris that is known for its prestigious art galleries.
34. 24th June 1902: Coronation of King Edward VII was delayed as he developed appendicitis today.
35. 24th June 1903: Russia today prohibited meetings dealing with Zionists.
36. 24th June 1914: King Peter I of Serbia today named his son Alexander Prince-Regent.
37. 24th June 1916; Actress Mary Pickford became the first female film star to land a million dollar contract.
38. 24th June 1920: Chuvash Autonomous Region formed in RSFSR today.

39. 24th June 1922: American Professional Football Association was today renamed National Football League.
40. 24th June 1922: Adolf Hitler today began a month-long prison sentence for his paramilitary operations.
41. 24th June 1928: With continuing downtrend in business, the Great George and International Railway began using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada.
42. 24th June 1930: Groundbreaking for the construction of Cleveland Stadium today.
43. 24th June 1931: The USSR and Afghanistan signed a neutrality treaty today.
44. 24th June 1932: Coup brings absolute monarchy to an end in Thailand.
45. 24th June 1938: A 500-ton meteorite landed near Pittsburg in Pennsylvania today.
46. 24th June 1939: Pan Am today started its first flight to England.

47. 24th June 1940: During World War II, France signed an armistice with Italy today.
48. 24th June 1941: The entire male population of Jews of Gorzhdy, Lithuania, was exterminated.
49. 24th June 1941: In a retaliatory measure, following America’s decision to freeze all Axis Assets, close Italian Consulates, and forbid Italians from leaving the United States, The Italian government put similar restrictions in place for Americans in Italy and also closed consulates and freezing US assets.
50. 24th June 1948: Soviets today blocked all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, following which the US and Great Britain planned a massive Berlin airlift.
51. 24th June 1951: Mexico agreed to continue to provide farm labor till the expiry of the Bracero agreement scheduled to expire on 15th July. The Mexican government had given notice on 15th June that it would end the Bracero agreement. It was however renewed and lasted up to 1964.
52. 24th June 1957: The United States Supreme Court said in its ruling today, that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees free speech and freedom of the press.

53. 24th June 1968: The National Union of Railwaymen’s call to go slow in support of their demand for a 9% pay hike is likely to cause major disruption in the rail network. The British Rail has offered a 3% pay hike.
54. 24th June 1969: The Master Charge Card is gaining acceptance as more merchants accept the new card.
55. 24th June 1975: An Eastern Airlines Jet crashed near John F Kennedy Airport in New York City. The cause is said to be a sudden wind shift created by the storm. The city was experiencing severe thunderstorms.
56. 24th June 1977: The IRS today revealed that President Jimmy Carter had not paid any taxes in 1976.
57. 24th June 1982: Equal rights amendment was defeated today.
58. 24th June 1983: The Challenger space shuttle returned to Earth today. It landed after completing a six-day flight at Edwards Air Force Base in California. This was also the first flight to carry an American woman, Sally Ride to space.
59. 24th June 1989: Jiang Zemin was today appointed General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

60. 24th June 1993: A padded envelope exploded in the hands of Professor David Gelernter while he was trying to open it. He was badly injured and later died. The attack was the latest in a string of bombings since 1978.
61. 24th June 1997: US Air Force today reported that Roswell “space aliens” were only life-size dummies.
62. 24th June 1998: The 12th World Aids Day Conference was held in Geneva today. A joint report prepared by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization says that the failure of prevention campaigns in developing countries and lack of funds personnel etc. increased infection rates in poor countries.

21st Century – June 24 This Day In History – The 2000s

63. 24th June 2001: The city of Arequipa in South Peru was struck by a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.9 today. It has left 50 dead and many more injured.
64. 24th June 2002: A passenger train derailed after colliding with a goods train in Tanzania, killing at least 200 people. 500 people were severely injured.

65. 24th June 2004: Capital punishment was today declared unconstitutional in New York.
66. 24th June 2005: Over a hundred Maoist rebels attacked a police station and two banks in Bihar India. In a gunfight that ensued between the rebels and the police at least 20 people are reported to have been killed.
67. 24th June 2007: Severe storms struck Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan killing hundreds of people. Trees were uprooted and power lines were brought down and several people were electrocuted.
68. 24th June 2009: A 24-year-old man today shot and killed high school football coach Ed Thomas in the weight room of the Aplington-Parkersburg High School. Many students in the weight room were unhurt.
69. 24th June 2010: The longest match in the history of tennis was played in Wimbledon today between John Isner of the US and Nicholas Mahut of France. The game lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes and was spread over three days.
70. 24th June 2010: Australia got its first female Prime Minister when Julia Gillard replaced Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister today.
71. 24th June 2011: The European Central Bank today confirmed the appointment of Italian economist Mario Draghi as President of the bank.
72. 24th June 2012: Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood became the President of Egypt today.
73. 24th June 2012: For the first time, female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics.
74. 24th June 2013: This year’s Isle of Man Music Festival was canceled due to a lack of ticket sales as per the Organizers.
75. 24th June 2014: In the Ukraine, rebels have agreed to a cease-fire today.
76. 24th June 2016: After the UK voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron resigned.
77. 24th June 2017: In the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world, the Yemen cholera epidemic reached 200,000 cases. 1300 people died as reported by the United Nations.
78. 24th June 2018: After Saudi Arabia’s lifted ban on women driving, women drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia today.

79. 24th June 2018: In Turkey, the president’s AK Party won 42% of parliamentary votes handing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second term as President of Turkey.
80. 24th June 2018: Britain’s Prince William began his five-day tour of the Middle East. He is scheduled to visit Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian terrorists.

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