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This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on June 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 24: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 24 is the 175th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 11, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,498,262,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontapentagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 240 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,646 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 24 Historical Events

  • 637
    The Battle of Moira is fought between the High King of Ireland and the Kings of Ulster and Dalriada. It is the largest battle in the history of Ireland.
  • 1535
    The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
  • 1894
    Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
  • 1932
    A bloodless Revolution instigated by the People’s Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
  • 1963
    The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1694
    Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Swiss political theorist (d. 1748)
  • 1935
    Terry Riley, American composer
  • 1955
    Betsy Randle, American actress
  • 1967
    Janez Lapajne, Slovenian film director
  • 1967
    Sherry Stringfield, American actress

Who died on June 24?

  • 1908
    Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (b. 1837)
  • 1922
    Walther Rathenau, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1867)
  • 1977
    André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (b. 1943)
  • 2004
    Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2005
    Yedidia Shofet, former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)

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