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, 1,656,028,800 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 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

  • 1314
    First War of Scottish Independence: the Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce, though England did not recognize Scottish independence until 1328 with the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton.
  • 1497
    John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
  • 1622
    Battle of Macau: The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.
  • 1859
    Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
  • 1894
    Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    The Humber Bridge is opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1882
    Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • 1914
    Pearl Witherington CBE, British World War II secret agent (d. 2008)
  • 1919
    Al Molinaro, American actor
  • 1946
    Ellison Onizuka, American astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1953
    Ivo Lill, Estonian glass artist
  • 1963
    Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
  • 1966
    Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director and screenwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1977
    Dimosthenis Dikoudis, Greek basketball player
  • 1982
    Mark Penney, Canadian film director
  • 1985
    Diego Alves Carreira, Brazilian footballer

Who died on June 24?

  • 1439
    Duke Frederick IV of Austria (b. 1382)
  • 1778
    Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (b. 1714)
  • 1894
    Marie François Sadi Carnot, French statesman (b. 1837)
  • 1947
    Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 1864)
  • 1968
    Tony Hancock, British comedian (b. 1924)
  • 1978
    Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
  • 2005
    Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • 2007
    Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
  • 2010
    Tomislav Gotovac, Croatian movie director, actor, performer, multimedia and conceptual artist (b. 1937)

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