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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

  • 972
    Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place.
  • 1535
    The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon’s Grande Armée crosses the Neman River beginning the invasion of Russia.
  • 1916
    Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.
  • 1957
    In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1795
    Ernst Heinrich Weber, German anatomist and physiologist (d. 1878)
  • 1869
    Prince George of Greece and Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1916
    William B. Saxbe, American politician (d. 2010)
  • 1964
    Gary Suter, American ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Christopher Showerman, American actor

Who died on June 24?

  • 1439
    Duke Frederick IV of Austria (b. 1382)
  • 1984
    Clarence Campbell, Canadian president of the National Hockey League (b. 1905)
  • 1997
    Brian Keith, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2002
    Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dance hall artist (b. 1974)

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