Today Day in History for June 24

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Historical Events on 24th June, What Happened on June 24th This Day in History

2012: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.
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 final": South Africa defeats New Zealand, Nelson Mandela presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb-Ellis trophy in an iconic post-apartheid moment.
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 is opens to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world's longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.
1967:The worst caving disaster in British history takes six lives at Mossdale Caverns.
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
1949:The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.
1948: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.
1939:Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country's third prime minister.
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.
1932:A bloodless Revolution instigated by the People's Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
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.
1916:World War I: the Battle of the Somme begins with a week-long artillery bombardment on the German Line.
1913:Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
1902:King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
1894:Marie Francois 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.
1846:The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.
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.
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, England.
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.
1597:The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on Java).
1571:Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Republic 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
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-North
1230:The Siege of Jaén started in the context of the Spanish Reconquista.
1128:Battle of São Mamede, near Guimarães: forces led by Alfonso I defeat forces led by his mother Teresa of León and her lover Fernando Pérez de Traba. After this battle, the future king calls himself "Prince of Portugal", the first step towards "official ind
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 Dalriada. It is claimed to be 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) north-west of Rome.

June 24 Birthdays, Who born on June 24th


1998 Coy Stewart (American actor)
1992 David Alaba (Austrian footballer)
1992 Raven Goodwin (American actress)
1991 Rie Kitahara (Japanese actress and singer (AKB48)
1990 Michael Del Zotto (Canadian ice hockey player)
1990 Richard Sukuta-Pasu (German footballer)
1988 Ardo Arusaar (Estonian wrestler)
1988 Nichkhun (Thai singer)
1988 Micah Richards (English footballer)
1987 LiSA (Japanese singer-songwriter)
1987 Simona Dobrá (Czech tennis player)
1987 Serdar Güneş (Turkish footballer)
1987 Craig Henderson (New Zealand footballer)
1987 Arturo Lupoli (Italian footballer)
1987 Lionel Messi (Argentine footballer)
1987 Briana Blair (American pornographic actress)
1986 Stuart Broad (English cricketer)
1986 Phil Hughes (American baseball player)
1986 Solange Knowles (American singer-songwriter and actress)
1985 Diego Alves Carreira (Brazilian footballer)
1985 Kyle Searles (American actor)
1985 Yukina Shirakawa (Japanese model)
1985 Vernon Philander (South African cricketer)
1984 Andrea Raggi (Italian footballer)
1984 J. J. Redick (American basketball player)
1983 Rebecca Cooke (English swimmer)
1983 John Lloyd Cruz (Filipino actor)
1983 Gianni Munari (Italian footballer)
1982 Clint Bajada (Maltese radio host)
1982 Kevin Nolan (English footballer)
1982 Mark Penney (Canadian director and producer)
1982 Jarret Stoll (Canadian ice hockey player)
1980 Cicinho (Brazilian footballer)
1980 Liane Balaban (Canadian actress)
1980 Nina Dübbers (German tennis player)
1980 Andrew Jones (Australian race car driver)
1980 Minka Kelly (American actress)
1979 Mindy Kaling (American actress and producer)
1979 Petra Němcová (Czech model and philanthropist)
1979 Craig Shergold (English cancer patient)
1978 Pantelis Kafes (Greek footballer)
1978 Shunsuke Nakamura (Japanese footballer)
1978 Ariel Pink (American singer-songwriter (Atheif))
1978 Juan Román Riquelme (Argentinian footballer)
1978 Luis García Sanz (Spanish footballer)
1978 Emppu Vuorinen (Finnish guitarist and songwriter (Nightwish)
1977 Dimos Dikoudis (Greek basketball player)
1977 Jeff Farmer (Australian footballer)
1977 Cas Jansen (Dutch actor)
1976 Louisa Leaman (English author)
1976 Brock Olivo (American football player and coach)
1975 Carla Gallo (American actress)
1975 Marek Malík (Czech ice hockey player)
1975 Federico Pucciariello (Argentine-Italian rugby player)
1974 Chris Guccione (American baseball umpire)
1974 Ruffa Gutierrez (Filipino model and actress)
1973 Alexander Beyer (German actor)
1973 Alexis Gauthier (French chef)
1973 Jere Lehtinen (Finnish ice hockey player)
1972 Robbie McEwen (Australian cyclist)
1972 Denis Žvegelj (Slovenian rower)
1971 Ji Jin-hee (South Korean actor)
1971 Christopher Showerman (American actor and producer)
1970 Glenn Medeiros (American singer-songwriter)
1970 Bernardo Sassetti (Portuguese pianist)
1969 Sissel Kyrkjebø (Norwegian soprano)
1969 Sakarias Jaan Leppik (Estonian clergyman)
1968 Alaa Abdelnaby (Egyptian-American basketball player)
1967 Bill Huard (Canadian ice hockey player)
1967 Richard Z. Kruspe (German guitarist (Rammstein)
1967 Janez Lapajne (Slovenian director and producer)
1967 John Limniatis (Greek-Canadian footballer and manager)
1967 Scott Oden (American author)
1967 Sherry Stringfield (American actress)
1967 Jeff Cease (American lead guitarist (The Black Crowes))
1966 H. David Kotz (American lawyer)
1966 Hope Sandoval (American singer-songwriter (Mazzy Star and Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions))
1966 Adrienne Shelly (American actress)
1965 Claude Bourbonnais (Canadian race car driver)
1965 Uwe Krupp (German ice hockey player and coach)
1964 Jean-Luc Delarue (French television host and producer (d. 2012))
1964 Gary Suter (American ice hockey player)
1963 Preki (Serbian-American soccer player and coach)
1963 Mike Wieringo (American illustrator (d. 2007))
1961 Dennis Danell (American singer and guitarist (Social Distortion) (d. 2000))
1961 Iain Glen (Scottish actor)
1961 Bernie Nicholls (Canadian ice hockey player and coach)
1961 Ralph E. Reed (Jr.)
1961 Curt Smith (English singer-songwriter)
1960 Walter E. Ellis (American serial killer (d. 2013))
1960 Siedah Garrett (American singer-songwriter and pianist (Brand New Heavies))
1960 Karin Pilsäter (Swedish politician)
1960 Erik Poppe (Norwegian director)
1959 Andy McCluskey (English singer-songwriter)
1958 Kenneth Biros (American murderer (d. 2009))
1958 Jean Charest (Canadian politician)
1958 Tom Lister (Jr.)
1958 Silvio Mondinelli (Italian mountaineer)
1958 John Tortorella (American ice hockey player and coach)
1958 Kathy Troccoli (American singer and author)
1957 Astro (English rapper (UB40))
1957 Mark Parkinson (American politician)
1956 Joe Penny (English actor)
1955 Edmund Malura (German footballer and manager)
1955 Betsy Randle (American actress)
1953 Ivo Lill (Estonian sculptor)
1951 Leslie Cochran (American activist (d. 2012))
1951 David Rodigan (German-English actor and radio host)
1950 Nancy Allen (American actress)
1950 Mercedes Lackey (American author)
1949 John Illsley (English singer-songwriter)
1948 Patrick Moraz (Swiss keyboard player and songwriter (Yes)
1947 Mick Fleetwood (English-American drummer and actor (Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers))
1947 Peter Weller (American actor and director)
1947 Clarissa Dickson Wright (English chef and author)
1946 David Collenette (Canadian politician)
1946 Ellison Onizuka (American colonel)
1946 Robert Reich (American economist and politician)
1945 Colin Blunstone (English singer-songwriter (The Zombies and Keats))
1945 Wayne Cashman (Canadian ice hockey player and coach)
1945 George Pataki (American politician)
1945 Nora Valsami (Egyptian-Greek actress)
1944 Jeff Beck (English singer-songwriter)
1944 David Mark Berger (American-Israeli weightlifter (d. 1972))
1944 Kathryn Lasky (American author)
1944 John "Charlie" Whitney (English guitarist (Family)
1944 Chris Wood (English saxophonist (Traffic and Ginger Baker's Air Force) (d. 1983))
1942 Arthur Brown (English singer (Kingdom Come and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown))
1942 Michele Lee (American actress)
1942 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (Chilean engineer and politician)
1941 Erkin Koray (Turkish singer)
1941 Julia Kristeva (Bulgarian-French psychoanalyst and author)
1941 Charles Whitman (American murderer (d. 1966))
1940 Vittorio Storaro (Italian cinematographer)
1939 Michael Gothard (English actor (d. 1992))
1938 Lawrence Block (American author)
1935 Terry Riley (American composer)
1934 Ferdinand Biwersi (German footballer and referee)
1934 Jean-Pierre Ferland (Canadian singer-songwriter)
1933 Sam Jones (American basketball player)
1932 David McTaggart (Canadian-Italian environmentalist (d. 2001))
1931 Billy Casper (American golfer)
1930 Claude Chabrol (French actor)
1930 William Bernard Ziff (Jr.)
1927 Fernand Dumont (Canadian sociologist)
1927 Martin Lewis Perl (American physicist)
1924 Brian Bevan (Australian rugby player (d. 1991))
1924 Kurt Furgler (Swiss politician (d. 2008))
1924 Archie Roy (Scottish astronomer and academic (d. 2012))
1923 Margaret Olley (Australian painter (d. 2011))
1922 Tata Giacobetti (Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 1988))
1919 Al Molinaro (American actor)
1918 Mildred Ladner Thompson (American journalist (d. 2013))
1918 Yong Nyuk Lin (Singaporean politician (d. 2012))
1917 Ramblin' Tommy Scott (American singer and guitarist (d. 2013))
1916 William B. Saxbe (American politician)
1915 Fred Hoyle (English astronomer (d. 2001))
1914 Pearl Witherington (French secret agent (d. 2008))
1913 Gustaaf Deloor (Belgian cyclist (d. 2002))
1912 Brian Johnston (English sportscaster (d. 1994))
1912 Mary Wesley (English author (d. 2002))
1911 Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentinian race car driver (d. 1995))
1911 Ernesto Sabato (Argentinian physicist and author (d. 2011))
1909 Jean Deslauriers (Canadian violinist)
1909 William Penney (Baron Penney)
1908 Hugo Distler (German organist)
1908 Alfons Rebane (Estonian colonel (d. 1976))
1907 Arseny Tarkovsky (Russian poet (d. 1989))
1906 Pierre Fournier (French cellist (d. 1986))
1906 Willard Maas (American educator and poet (d. 1971))
1904 Phil Harris (American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1995))
1901 Marcel Mule (French saxophonist (d. 2001))
1901 Harry Partch (American composer and theorist (d. 1974))
1901 Chuck Taylor (American basketball player and salesman (d. 1969))
1900 Wilhelm Cauer (German mathematician (d. 1945))
1898 Armin Öpik (Estonian paleontologist (d. 1983))
1898 Karl Selter (Estonian politician (d. 1958))
1897 Daniel K. Ludwig (American businessman (d. 1992))
1897 Omkarnath Thakur (Indian singer (d. 1967))
1895 Jack Dempsey (American boxer (d. 1983))
1893 Roy O. Disney (American businessman)
1888 Gerrit Rietveld (Dutch architect)
1886 George Shiels (Irish-Canadian playwright (d. 1949))
1884 Frank Waller (American runner (d. 1941))
1883 Victor Francis Hess (Austrian-American physicist)
1883 Arthur L. Newton (American runner (d. 1956))
1883 Frank Verner (American runner (d. 1966))
1882 Athanase David (Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1953))
1882 Carl Diem (German businessman (d. 1962))
1880 Ralph Wilson (American gymnast)
1869 Prince George of Greece and Denmark (d. 1957) ()
1865 Robert Henri (American painter (d. 1929))
1860 Mercedes of Orléans (Queen consort of Spain (d. 1878))
1850 Herbert Kitchener (1st Earl Kitchener)
1846 Samuel Johnson (Nigerian priest and historian (d. 1901))
1842 Ambrose Bierce (American author (d. 1914))
1826 George Goyder (English-Australian surveyor (d. 1898))
1825 Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1844) ()
1821 Guillermo Rawson (Argentinian doctor and politician (d. 1890))
1813 Henry Ward Beecher (American clergyman and reformer (d. 1887))
1813 Francis Boott (American composer (d. 1904))
1811 John Archibald Campbell (American jurist (d. 1889))
1804 Willard Richards (American religious leader (d. 1854))
1803 George James Webb (English-American composer (d. 1887))
1797 John Hughes (Irish-American archbishop (d. 1864))
1795 Ernst Heinrich Weber (German physician (d. 1878))
1784 Juan Antonio Lavalleja (Uruguayan politician (d. 1853))
1782 Juan Larrea (Argentinian businessman and politician (d. 1847))
1777 John Ross (Scottish commander and explorer (d. 1856))
1774 Antonio González de Balcarce (Argentinian commander and politician)
1774 François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo (French general (d. 1838))
1767 Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès (French geographer and author (d. 1846))
1755 Anacharsis Cloots (Prussian-French activist (d. 1794))
1753 William Hull (American general and politician)
1704 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer (Marquis d'Argens)
1694 Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui (Swiss theorist (d. 1748))
1687 Johann Albrecht Bengel (German-Lutheran clergyman and scholar (d. 1757))
1663 Jean Baptiste Massillon (French bishop (d. 1742))
1587 William Arnold (English-American settler (d. 1675))
1546 Robert Persons (English priest (d. 1610))
1542 John of the Cross (Spanish mystic and saint (d. 1591))
1535 Joanna of Austria (Princess of Portugal (d. 1573))
1533 Robert Dudley (1st Earl of Leicester)
1519 Theodore Beza (French theologian and scholar (d. 1605))
1485 Johannes Bugenhagen (Polish-German priest and reformer (d. 1558))
1386 John of Capistrano (Italian priest and saint (d. 1456))
1343 Joan of Valois (Queen of Navarre (d. 1373))
1314 Philippa of Hainault (Queen consort of England (d. 1369))
1244 Henry I (Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1308))

June 24 deaths, Who died on June 24th


2013 Mick Aston (English archaeologist and academic (b. 1946))
2013 Emilio Colombo (Italian politician)
2013 Jackie Fargo (American wrestler (b. 1930))
2013 Mauro Francaviglia (Italian mathematician (b. 1953))
2013 Joannes Gijsen (Dutch bishop (b. 1932))
2013 William Hathaway (American lawyer and politician (b. 1924))
2013 Puff Johnson (American singer-songwriter (b. 1972))
2013 James Martin (English computer scientist and author (b. 1933))
2013 Alan Myers (American drummer (Devo) (b. 1955))
2012 Darrel Akerfelds (American baseball player and coach (b. 1962))
2012 Gad Beck (German educator and author (b. 1923))
2012 Gu Chaohao (Chinese mathematician (b. 1926))
2012 Jean Cox (American tenor (b. 1922))
2012 Youssef Dawoud (Egyptian actor (b. 1938))
2012 Heino Kruus (Estonian basketball player (b. 1926))
2012 Ted Luckenbill (American basketball player (b. 1939))
2012 Miki Roqué (Spanish footballer (b. 1988))
2012 Ann C. Scales (American lawyer)
2012 Rudolf Schmid (German bishop (b. 1914))
2011 Tomislav Ivić (Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1933))
2009 Roméo LeBlanc (Canadian journalist and politician)
2009 Ed Thomas (American educator and football coach (b. 1951))
2008 Gerhard Ringel (Austrian mathematician (b. 1919))
2008 Ira Tucker (American singer (The Dixie Hummingbirds) (b. 1925))
2007 Byron Baer (American politician (b. 1929))
2007 Chris Benoit (Canadian wrestler (b. 1967))
2007 Derek Dougan (Irish footballer (b. 1938))
2007 Natasja Saad (Danish rapper (b. 1974))
2006 Patsy Ramsey (American model)
2005 Yedidia Shofet (Iranian rabbi (b. 1908))
2005 Paul Winchell (American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922))
2004 Ifigeneia Giannopoulou (Greek songwriter and author (b. 1957))
2002 Pierre Werner (Luxembourgian politician)
2000 Rodrigo (Argentinian singer-songwriter (b. 1973))
2000 Vera Atkins (Romanian-English intelligence officer (b. 1908))
2000 David Tomlinson (English actor and singer (b. 1917))
1997 Brian Keith (American actor (b. 1921))
1994 Jean Vallerand (Canadian violinist)
1991 Sumner Locke Elliott (Australian-American author (b. 1917))
1991 Rufino Tamayo (Mexican painter (b. 1899))
1989 Hibari Misora (Japanese singer and actress (b. 1937))
1988 Csaba Kesjár (Hungarian racing driver (b. 1962))
1987 Jackie Gleason (American actor and singer (b. 1916))
1984 Clarence Campbell (Canadian businessman (b. 1905))
1978 Robert Charroux (French author (b. 1909))
1977 André-Gilles Fortin (Canadian politician (b. 1943))
1976 Imogen Cunningham (American photographer (b. 1883))
1969 Frank King (American cartoonist (b. 1883))
1969 Willy Ley (German-American historian and author (b. 1906))
1968 Tony Hancock (English actor)
1947 Emil Seidel (American politician)
1946 Louise Whitfield Carnegie (American philanthropist (b. 1857))
1943 Camille Roy (Canadian priest and critic (b. 1870))
1935 Carlos Gardel (Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1890))
1932 Ernst Põdder (Estonian military commander (b. 1879))
1931 Otto Mears (Russian-American businessman (b. 1840))
1931 Xiang Zhongfa (Chinese politician)
1922 Walther Rathenau (German businessman and politician)
1909 Sarah Orne Jewett (American author (b. 1849))
1908 Grover Cleveland (American politician)
1835 Andreas Vokos Miaoulis (Greek admiral and politician (b. 1769))
1817 Thomas McKean (American lawyer and politician)
1803 Matthew Thornton (Irish-American politician (b. 1714))
1778 Pieter Burman the Younger (Dutch philologist (b. 1714))
1766 Adrien Maurice de Noailles (French soldier (b. 1678))
1643 John Hampden (English politician (b. 1595))
1637 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (French astronomer (b. 1580))
1604 Edward de Vere (17th Earl of Oxford)
1564 Rani Durgavati (Indian queen (b. 1524))
1520 Hosokawa Sumimoto (Japanese commander (b. 1489))
1519 Lucrezia Borgia (Italian wife of Alfonso I d'Este)
1439 Frederick IV (Duke of Austria (b. 1382))
1398 Hongwu Emperor of China (b. 1328) ()
1314 Gilbert de Clare (8th Earl of Gloucester)
1314 Robert de Clifford (1st Baron de Clifford)
1314 Sir Henry de Bohun (English knight)
803 Higbald of Lindisfarne (English bishop)