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, 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

  • 109
    Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 km north-west of Rome.
  • 972
    Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place.
  • 1859
    Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
  • 1918
    First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
  • 1932
    A bloodless Revolution instigated by the People’s Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
  • 1939
    Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country’s third prime minister.
  • 1947
    Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
  • 1975
    An Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727 crashes at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. 113 people die.
  • 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?

  • 1850
    Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, British field marshal (d. 1916)
  • 1869
    Prince George of Greece and Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1904
    Phil Harris, American singer, songwriter and comedian (d. 1995)
  • 1924
    Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • 1933
    Sam Jones, American basketball player
  • 1945
    Colin Blunstone, English singer and songwriter (The Zombies)
  • 1955
    Betsy Randle, American actress
  • 1955
    Edmund Malura, German footballer
  • 1975
    Carla Gallo, American actress
  • 1988
    Nichkhun Horvejkul, Thai-American singer active in South Korea (2PM)

Who died on June 24?

  • 1803
    Matthew Thornton, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1714)
  • 1931
    Xiang Zhongfa, Head of the Chinese Communist Party (b. 1880)
  • 1978
    Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
  • 1997
    Brian Keith, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2003
    Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
  • 2004
    Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2005
    Yedidia Shofet, former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
  • 2007
    Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dance hall artist (b. 1974)
  • 2009
    Ed Thomas, American High School football coach (b. 1951)
  • 2011
    Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)

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