About June 24

June 24, 2021 is the 175th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Cancer is the sun 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 222 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 24

  • 637
    The Battle of Moira is fought between the High King of Ireland and the Kings of Ulster and Dalriada. It is the largest battle in the history of Ireland.
  • 972
    Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place.
  • 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.
  • 1535
    The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
  • 1597
    The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on Java).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1793
    The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
  • 1866
    Battle of Custoza: an Austrian army defeats the Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.
  • 1894
    Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
  • 1902
    King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
  • 1913
    Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
  • 1949
    The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.
  • 1957
    In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.
  • 1963
    The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.
  • 2002
    The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.

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