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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, 416,184 hours 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

  • 1535
    The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
  • 1793
    The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
  • 1821
    The Battle of Carabobo takes place. It is the decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain.
  • 1916
    Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.
  • 1985
    STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery completes its mission, best remembered for having Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1947
    Peter Weller, American actor
  • 1961
    Iain Glen, Scottish actor
  • 1978
    Pantelis Kafes, Greek footballer
  • 1980
    Andrew Jones, Australian racing driver
  • 1982
    Kevin Nolan, English footballer

Who died on June 24?

  • 1909
    Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (b. 1849)
  • 1931
    Otto Mears, Russian-born American railroad executive (b. 1840)
  • 1997
    Brian Keith, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2002
    Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)

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