June, on this day
451 10th recorded
perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces
of São Mamede, near Guimarães. Portuguese forces
led by Alfonso I defeat his mother D.Teresa and D.Fernão Peres
de Trava. After this battle, the future king calls himself "Prince
of Portugal", the first step towards "official independence"
in 1139, after the Battle
of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England
1322 Jews are expelled from France
Years' War: Battle
of Sluys The French fleet was almost totally destroyed by the
English Fleet commanded in person by Edward III of England.
1374 A sudden outbreak of St.
John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany,
to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably
until they collapse from exhaustion.
College founded by Henry VI
Cabot claims eastern Canada for England
1509 Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon crowned King and Queen of
Protestants conquerered & disbanded
1540 Henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne
1571 Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founded Manila, the capital of the Republic
of the Philippines.
1597 The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on
1647 Lord Baltimore's niece ejected requesting vote at Maryland Council
1662 Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed (Macau Day)
1664 The colony of New Jersey is founded.
1692 Kingston, Jamaica is founded.
1717 The Grand Lodge of the English Freemasons is founded in London
Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia
1793 1st republican constitution in France adopted
1812 Napoleon's Grande Armée crosses the Neman River beginning
his invasion of Russia.
of Beaver Dam-British and Indian forces defeat US forces
1817 1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast
of Carabobo; Bol¡var defeats royalists outside of Caracas
1859 Swiss businessman Henri Dunant witnesses the aftermath of the
Battle of Solferino in Italy - the large number of wounded soldiers,
many of whom later die from their injuries, inspires him to found
the International Red Cross
1861 Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from US
of Custoza: an Austrian army defeats the Italian army during the
1878 Formation of the St John Ambulance - originally called the St
John Ambulance Association
1881 200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla Mexico
Francois Sadi Carnot assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
1894 Decision to begin modern Olympics every 4 years
1897 Hail injures 26 in Topeka, Kansas
1898 American troops, drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas Cuba
1901 First exhibition of Pablo Picasso's work opens.
1902 King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis,
delaying his coronation.
1913 Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
Pickford becomes first female film star to get million dollar
Battle of the Somme begins with a week long artillery bombardment
on the German Line.
1917 World War I: Mutiny of Russian sailors serving with the Black
Sea fleet at Sevastopol
Autonomous Region formed in RSFSR
1930 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC
1932 Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
1938 A 450 metric ton meteorite strikes the earth in an empty field
near Chicora, Pennsylvania.
1939 Pan Am's 1st US to England flight
1940 France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
1947 The world hears the first stories of 'flying saucers' when American
Arnold reports seeing 9 disc-shaped objects in the sky near Mount
Rainier in Washington, USA
1948 The beginning of the Berlin Airlift following the USSR blockade
of Berlin. With West Berlin completely surrounded by East Germany
and with the road and rail links to West Germany having been cut,
Western Europe, aided by the Americans ferry food and other essential
supplies into West Berlin by air. The operation, involving more than
1,000 flights, lasts several months
1949 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
1949 Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board
1955 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)
1961 Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
1963 Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
1966 Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117
1966 Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following
1968 Start of the first Open Wimbledon lawn tennis championships -
open to both professional and amateur players
1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Manda Ramos for world heavyweight boxing title
1971 In Britain, Queen Elizabeth II opens the new Mersey
Tunnel under the River Mersey in Liverpool
1975 113 killed in Eastern Boeing 727 crash at JFK
1975 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113
1977 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976
1981 What would be the world's longest single-span suspension bridge
for 17 years, the Humber
Bridge opens, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
Airways Flight 9, sometimes referred to as the Jakarta incident,
flew into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount
Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.
1983 Space Shuttle program: STS-7 Mission Sally
Ride, first female American astronaut, returns to earth.
1985 STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery completed 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.
1993 Yale computer science professor Dr.
David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one
ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the
1994 A United States Air Force B-52 aircraft crashes at Fairchild
Air Force Base, killing all four members of its crew.
1995 South Africa defeats New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
The 1995 World cup was the first major sporting event in South Africa
Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident
in African history.
2004 Habib Dodo, the general secretary of the Communist Youth of Côte
d'Ivoire is assassinated by pro-government forces.
2004 In New York, capital punishment was declared unconstitutional.
2007 The Angora
Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+
structures in its first 48 hours.
forces 'kill 65 Taleban'
fears home-grown terror threat
TV legend Aaron Spelling dies
in Karachi kill 200 people
'bomb' kills UN soldiers
Ali' sentenced to hang
office bombing kills 10
'$100m opium takings'
found in Philippine ferry
dead' in Baghdad bombing
'in new Iran clashes'
allege Bagram abuse
24th June 2010
die on Spanish train track
blast hits Greece's public order ministry
has its first woman PM
occurred on 24th June :
1771 E I Du Pont
France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
1783 Johann Heinrich von Thnen economist/geographer/farmer
1797 John Hughes archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx
1813 Henry Ward Beecher Litchfield Ct, clergyman/orator (The Independent)
1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift founded Swift & Co
1842 Ambrose Bierce US, satirist (Devil's Dictionary)
1850 Horatio Herbert Kitchener England, original Order of Merit member
1895 Jack Dempsey heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) (Manassa Mauler)
19-- Jeff Cease rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
19-- Joe Colligan actor (Days of Our Life)
1901 Harry Partch Oakland Calif, composer (Oedipus)
1903 Phil Harris singer/actor (Anything Goes)
1909 Milton Katims NYC, conductor/violist (WOR-NYC)
1912 Norman Cousins editor (Saturday Review)
1915 Sir Fred Hoyle cosmologist, proposed steady-state universe theory
1916 John Ciardi poet/critic (translated Dante)
1919 Al Molinaro Kenosha Wisc, actor (Odd Couple, Happy Days)
1922 Roy Elihu Travis NYC, composer (Passion of Dedipus)
1922 Sibohan McKenna Ireland, stage actress (Saint Joan)
1923 Jack Carter Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Amazing Dobermans, Octagon)
1930 Claude Chabrol Paris France, director (Les Cousins, Oph‚ila)
1932 David McTaggart cofounded Greenpeace
1935 Pete Hamill journalist (NY Post)
1935 Terry Riley Colfax Calif, composer (Spectra)
1938 Boris Lagutin USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964,
1938 Walter Willison Monterrey Park Calif, actor (McDuff the Talking
1942 Michele Lee LA Calif, actress/singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love
1942 Mick Fleetwood drummer (Fleetwood Mac) (or 1947)
1943 Georg Stanford Brown Havana Cuba, actor (Terry Webster-Rookies)
1944 Arthur Brown England, rocker (Fire)
1944 Bruce Johnston rocker (Beachboys-Surfin' Girl)
1944 Jeff Beck Surrey England, singer/songwriter (Jeff Beck Group)
1945 Betty Stove Netherlands, tennis player (US Doubles 1972)
1945 Colin Blunstone rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
1946 Ellison S Onizuka Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
1947 Peter Weller actor (Robocop, 1st Born, Of Unknown Origin)
1950 Nancy Allen NYC, actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill)
1951 Ivar Formo Norway, 50K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 Joe Penny actor (Jake & the Fatman)
1957 Astro rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1958 Victor M Gerena NYC, security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted)
1959 Andy McClusky rocker (Orchestal Manoeveres in the Dark-Electricity)
1961 Curt Smith rocker (Tears for Fears-Shout)
1961 Natalya Shaposhnikova USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic-gold-1980)
1965 Danielle Spencer Bronx, actress (Dee Thomas-What's Happening)
1969 Melissa Gurney Calif, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)
1970 Glenn Medeiros singer (Someday Love)
Deaths which occurred
on June 24th:
1908 Grover Cleveland 22nd & 24th Pres, dies in Princeton, at
1922 Dr Walter Rathenau German foreign minister killed by anti-semites
1971 Kenneth Washington actor (Sgt Baker-Hogan's Heroes), dies at
1984 William Keighley actor, dies of a stroke at 94
1987 Jackie Gleason actor (Honeymooners), dies at 71 in Fort Lauderdale
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