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

  • 109
    Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 km north-west of Rome.
  • 1497
    John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
  • 1571
    Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines.
  • 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.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon’s Grande Armée crosses the Neman River beginning the invasion of Russia.
  • 1813
    Battle of Beaver Dams: a British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army.
  • 1866
    Battle of Custoza: an Austrian army defeats the Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.
  • 1880
    First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.
  • 1902
    King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
  • 1916
    World War I: the Battle of the Somme begins with a week-long artillery bombardment on the German Line.
  • 1939
    Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country’s third prime minister.
  • 1948
    Start of the Berlin Blockade: the Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    The Humber Bridge is opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.

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