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What Happened on June 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 In Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion is not protected by the U.S. Constitution, overturning the court's prior decisions in Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992).
2021 The Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida suffers a sudden partial collapse, killing 98 people inside.
2013 Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is found guilty of abusing his power and engaging in sex with an underage prostitute, and is sentenced to seven years in prison.
2012 Death of Lonesome George, the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise.
2010 At Wimbledon, John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France, 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 Chinese Communist Party after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and massacre.
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 remained the world's longest bridge span for 17 years.
1975 Eastern Air Lines Flight 66 encounters severe wind shear and crashes on final approach to New York's JFK Airport killing 113 of the 124 passengers on board, making it the deadliest U.S. plane crash at the time. This accident led to decades of research into downburst and microburst phenomena and their effects on aircraft.
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.
1960 Assassination attempt of Venezuelan President Rómulo Betancourt.
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 is passed, formally segregating races.
1949 The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, starring William Boyd, is aired on NBC.
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 land near Chicora, Pennsylvania. The meteorite is estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth's atmosphere and exploded.
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.
1894 Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France, is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
1880 First performance of O Canada at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français. The song would later become the national anthem of Canada.
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 Battle of Carabobo: 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 is founded in London, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England).
1663 The Spanish garrison of Évora capitulates, following the Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial.
1622 Battle of Macau: The Dutch make a failed attempt 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.
1593 The Dutch city of Geertruidenberg held by the Spanish, capitulates to a besieging Dutch and English army led by Maurice of Nassau.
1571 Miguel López de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
1540 English King Henry VIII commands his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court.
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 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.
843 The Vikings sack the French city of Nantes.
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.
109 Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Rome.
Famous People Born on June 24

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Year Name
1865 Robert Henri, American painter and educator (d. 1929)
1963 Mike Wieringo, American author and illustrator (d. 2007)
1967 Janez Lapajne, Slovenian director and producer
1945 Wayne Cashman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1614 John Belasyse, 1st Baron Belasyse
1813 Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and reformer (d. 1887)
1956 Owen Paterson, English politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1777 John Ross, Scottish commander and explorer (d. 1856)
1929 Carolyn S. Shoemaker, American astronomer (d. 2021)
1927 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
Famous People Deaths On June 24

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Date Name
1946 Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
1803 Matthew Thornton, Irish-American judge and politician (b. 1714)
2008 Gerhard Ringel, Austrian mathematician and academic (b. 1919)
1978 Robert Charroux, French author and critic (b. 1909)
1988 Csaba Kesjár, Hungarian race car driver (b. 1962)
1923 Edith Södergran, Swedish-Finnish poet (b. 1892)
2013 Mick Aston, English archaeologist and academic (b. 1946)
1909 Sarah Orne Jewett, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1849)
1604 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English courtier, Lord Great Chamberlain (b. 1550)
1975 Wendell Ladner, Professional Basketball Player in the ABA