About June 24

June 24, 2022 is the 175th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 212 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 24

  • 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 independence” that will be reached in 1139 after the Battle of Ourique.
  • 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-Northampton.
  • 1340
    Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Sluys – The French fleet is almost destroyed by the English Fleet commanded in person by King Edward III.
  • 1497
    John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
  • 1535
    The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
  • 1571
    Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1793
    The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
  • 1894
    Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
  • 1916
    Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.
  • 1939
    Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country’s third prime minister.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery completes its mission, best remembered for having Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist.
  • 2002
    The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.
  • 2004
    In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.

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