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

  • 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.
  • 1622
    Battle of Macau: The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    The Battle of Carabobo takes place. It is the decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain.
  • 1894
    Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
  • 1913
    Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
  • 1916
    Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.
  • 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).
  • 1947
    Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
  • 1948
    Start of the Berlin Blockade: the Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.
  • 1963
    The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.
  • 1975
    An Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727 crashes at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. 113 people die.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
  • 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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