Historical Events on June 24, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on June 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is found guilty of abusing his power and having sex with an underage prostitute, and is sentenced to seven years in prison.
2012 Lonesome George, the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise, dies.
2010 John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.
2010 Julia Gillard assumes office as the first female Prime Minister of Australia.
2004 In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
2002 The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.
1995 Rugby World Cup: South Africa defeats New Zealand and Nelson Mandela presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup in an iconic post-apartheid moment.
1989 Jiang Zemin succeeds Zhao Ziyang to become the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
1982 "The Jakarta Incident": British Airways Flight 9 flies into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.
1981 The Humber Bridge opens to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world's longest bridge span for 17 years.
1973 The UpStairs Lounge arson attack takes place at a gay bar located on the second floor of the three-story building at 141 Chartres Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Thirty-two people die as a result of fire or smoke inhalation.
1963 The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.
1957 In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.
1954 First Indochina War: Battle of Mang Yang Pass: Viet Minh troops belonging to the 803rd Regiment ambush G.M. 100 of France in An Khê.
1950 Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act formally segregating races is passed.
1949 The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.
1948 Cold War: Start of the Berlin Blockade: The Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.
1947 Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
1943 US military police attempt to arrest a black soldier in Bamber Bridge, England, sparking the Battle of Bamber Bridge mutiny that leaves one dead and seven wounded.
1940 World War II: Operation Collar, the first British Commando raid on occupied France, by No 11 Independent Company.
1939 Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Phibunsongkhram, the country's third prime minister.
1938 Pieces of a meteorite, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth's atmosphere and exploded, land near Chicora, Pennsylvania.
1932 A bloodless revolution instigated by the People's Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
1922 The American Professional Football Association is renamed the National Football League.
1918 First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
1916 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.
1913 Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
1902 King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
1894 Marie François Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
1880 First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.
1866 Battle of Custoza: An Austrian army defeats the Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.
1859 Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
1821 The Battle of Carabobo takes place. It is the decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain.
1813 Battle of Beaver Dams: A British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army.
1812 Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon's Grande Armée crosses the Neman river beginning the invasion of Russia.
1793 The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
1779 American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
1762 Battle of Wilhelmsthal: The British-Hanoverian army of Ferdinand of Brunswick defeats French forces in Westphalia.
1717 The Premier Grand Lodge of England, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London.
1663 The Spanish Spanish garrison of ÿvora capitulates, following the Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial.
1622 Battle of Macau: The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.
1604 Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
1571 Miguel López de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
1535 The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
1509 Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
1497 John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
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.
1340 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Sluys: The French fleet is almost completely destroyed by the English fleet commanded in person by King Edward III.
1314 First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce.
1312 BC Mursili II launches a campaign against the Kingdom of Azzi-Hayasa.
1230 The Siege of Jaén begins, in the context of the Spanish Reconquista.
1128 Battle of São Mamede, near Guimarães: Forces led by Afonso I defeat forces led by his mother Teresa of León and her lover Fernando Pérez de Traba.
972 Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place.
637 The Battle of Moira is fought between the High King of Ireland and the Kings of Ulster and Dál Riata. It is claimed to be the largest battle in the history of Ireland.
474 Julius Nepos forces Roman usurper Glycerius to abdicate the throne and proclaims himself Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
217 BC The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
109 Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 kilometres (25 miles) north-west of Rome.
Famous People Born on June 24

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Year Name
1900 Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician and engineer (d. 1945)
1923 Margaret Olley, Australian painter and philanthropist (d. 2011)
1883 Victor Francis Hess, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
1930 Claude Chabrol, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1906 Willard Maas, American poet and educator (d. 1971)
1988 Micah Richards, English footballer
1880 João Cândido Felisberto, Brazilian revolutionary and sailor (d. 1969)
1945 George Pataki, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of New York
1982 Kevin Nolan, English footballer
1797 John Hughes, Irish-American archbishop (d. 1864)
Famous People Deaths On June 24

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Date Name
994 Abu Isa al-Warraq, Arab scholar (b. 889)
2000 Rodrigo Bueno, Argentine cuarteto singer (b. 1973)
1519 Lucrezia Borgia, Italian wife of Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (b. 1480)
1088 William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey, Norman nobleman
1766 Adrien Maurice de Noailles, French soldier and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1678)
2014 Eli Wallach, American actor (b. 1915)
1969 Willy Ley, German-American historian and author (b. 1906)
1835 Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (b. 1769)
1931 Xiang Zhongfa, Chinese politician, 2nd General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (b. 1880)
1503 Reginald Bray, English architect and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1440)