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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1622
    Battle of Macau: The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1913
    Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
  • 1916
    Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.
  • 1916
    World War I: the Battle of the Somme begins with a week-long artillery bombardment on the German Line.
  • 1932
    A bloodless Revolution instigated by the People’s Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.

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