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, 460,008 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 ‘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
Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 km north-west of Rome.
Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place.
Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
A bloodless Revolution instigated by the People’s Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country’s third prime minister.
Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
An Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727 crashes at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. 113 people die.
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.
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?
Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, British field marshal (d. 1916)
Prince George of Greece and Denmark (d. 1957)
Phil Harris, American singer, songwriter and comedian (d. 1995)
Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
Sam Jones, American basketball player
Colin Blunstone, English singer and songwriter (The Zombies)
Betsy Randle, American actress
Edmund Malura, German footballer
Carla Gallo, American actress
Nichkhun Horvejkul, Thai-American singer active in South Korea (2PM)
Who died on June 24?
Matthew Thornton, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1714)
Xiang Zhongfa, Head of the Chinese Communist Party (b. 1880)
Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
Brian Keith, American actor (b. 1921)
Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)
Yedidia Shofet, former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dance hall artist (b. 1974)
Ed Thomas, American High School football coach (b. 1951)
Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
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