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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 176th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 11, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 407,424 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 ‘hectaheptacontahexagon’ 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 218 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 1,281 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 24 Historical Events

  • 1374
    A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
  • 1597
    The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on Java).
  • 1793
    The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
  • 1975
    An Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727 crashes at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. 113 people die.
  • 2004
    In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1535
    Joan of Spain, Spanish-born Queen consort of Portugal (d. 1573)
  • 1922
    Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 1988)
  • 1935
    Terry Riley, American composer
  • 1940
    Vittorio Storaro, Italian Cinematographer
  • 1967
    Sherry Stringfield, American actress

Who died on June 24?

  • 1519
    Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara (b. 1480)
  • 1766
    Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (b. 1678)
  • 1817
    Thomas McKean, American lawyer and politician (b. 1734)
  • 1976
    Imogen Cunningham, American photographer (b. 1883)
  • 2000
    Rodrigo Bueno, Argentine singer {b. 1973}

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