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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

  • 1597
    The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on Java).
  • 1717
    The Premier Grand Lodge of England, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London, England.
  • 1913
    Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
  • 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?

  • 1906
    Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
  • 1957
    Mark Parkinson, American politician, 45th Governor of Kansas
  • 1967
    Richard Z. Kruspe, German guitarist (Rammstein)
  • 1980
    Liane Balaban, Canadian actress
  • 1987
    Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer

Who died on June 24?

  • 1817
    Thomas McKean, American lawyer and politician (b. 1734)
  • 1978
    Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
  • 1997
    Don Hutson, American football player (b. 1913)
  • 2000
    David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
  • 2005
    Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)

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