About June 24

June 24, 2024 is the 176th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 219 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.
  • 972
    Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place.
  • 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.
  • 1497
    John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
  • 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.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 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.
  • 1859
    Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
  • 1866
    Battle of Custoza: an Austrian army defeats the Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.

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