What happened this day in history June 24

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 2022 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, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,600,480 minutes 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 212 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 3,472 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.
  • 1497
    John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
  • 1509
    Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
  • 1813
    Battle of Beaver Dams: a British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army.
  • 1902
    King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
  • 1932
    A bloodless Revolution instigated by the People’s Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
  • 1938
    Pieces of a meteor, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded, land near Chicora, Pennsylvania.
  • 1947
    Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
  • 1948
    Start of the Berlin Blockade: the Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.
  • 1975
    An Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727 crashes at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. 113 people die.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1687
    Johann Albrecht Bengel, German scholar (d. 1757)
  • 1777
    John Ross, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1856)
  • 1842
    Ambrose Bierce, American author (disappeared ca. 1914)
  • 1906
    Pierre Fournier, French cellist (d. 1986)
  • 1919
    Al Molinaro, American actor
  • 1934
    Jean-Pierre Ferland, Canadian singer
  • 1945
    Colin Blunstone, English singer and songwriter (The Zombies)
  • 1961
    Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (d. 2000)
  • 1982
    Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer

Who died on June 24?

  • 1778
    Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (b. 1714)
  • 1894
    Marie François Sadi Carnot, French statesman (b. 1837)
  • 1908
    Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (b. 1837)
  • 1931
    Otto Mears, Russian-born American railroad executive (b. 1840)
  • 1946
    Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • 1947
    Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 1864)
  • 1984
    Clarence Campbell, Canadian president of the National Hockey League (b. 1905)
  • 1989
    Hibari Misora, Japanese singer and actress (b. 1937)
  • 2000
    Vera Atkins, Romanian-born intelligence officer (b. 1908)
  • 2007
    Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)

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