Important events of 24 June

1312 BC – Mursili II launches a campaign towards the Kingdom of Azzi-Hayasa.
217 BC – The Romans, led by way of Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by means of Hannibal on the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
109 – Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Rome.
474 – Julius Nepos forces Roman usurper Glycerius to abdicate the throne and proclaims himself Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
637 – The Battle of Moira is fought between the High King of Ireland and the Kings of Ulster and Dál Riata. It is alleged to be the largest battle in the history of Ireland.[1]
972 – Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes vicinity.[2]
1128 – Battle of São Mamede, close to Guimarães: Forces led by means of Afonso I defeat forces led by using his mom Teresa of León and her lover Fernando Pérez de Traba.[3]
1230 – The Siege of Jaén begins, inside the context of the Spanish Reconquista.[4]
1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led with the aid of Robert the Bruce.[5]
1340 – Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Sluys: The French fleet is almost absolutely destroyed through the English fleet commanded in individual with the aid of King Edward III.
1374 – A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causes humans in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to enjoy hallucinations and start to leap and twitch uncontrollably until they disintegrate from exhaustion.
1497 – John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the primary European exploration of the vicinity for the reason that Vikings.
1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are topped King and Queen of England.
1535 – The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
1571 – Miguel López de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
1604 – Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, website of Reversing Falls and the present-day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
1622 – Battle of Macau: The Dutch make a failed try to capture Macau.
1663 – The Spanish garrison of Évora capitulates, following the Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial.
1717 – The Premier Grand Lodge of England is founded in London, the first Masonic Grand Lodge within the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England).
1762 – Battle of Wilhelmsthal: The British-Hanoverian navy of Ferdinand of Brunswick defeats French forces in Westphalia.
1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
1793 – The first Republican charter 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.
1859 – Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
1866 – Battle of Custoza: An Austrian navy defeats the Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.
1880 – First performance of O Canada on the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français. The tune might later become the national anthem of Canada.
1894 – Marie François Sadi Carnot is assassinated with the aid of Sante Geronimo Caserio.
1902 – King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
1913 – Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
1916 – Mary Pickford will become the primary female movie superstar to sign a million-greenback contract.
1918 – First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
1922 – The American Professional Football Association is renamed the National Football League.
1932 – A cold revolution instigated with the aid of the People’s Party ends the absolute energy of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).
1938 – Pieces of a meteorite land near Chicora, Pennsylvania. The meteorite is expected to have weighed 450 metric heaps whilst it hit the Earth’s ecosystem and exploded.
1939 – Siam is renamed Thailand through Plaek Phibunsongkhram, the country’s third prime minister.
1940 – World War II: Operation Collar, the primary British Commando raid on occupied France, by way of No eleven Independent Company.
1943 – US navy police try to arrest a black soldier in Bamber Bridge, England, sparking the Battle of Bamber Bridge mutiny that leaves one dead and 7 wounded.
1947 – Kenneth Arnold makes the first broadly mentioned UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
1948 – Cold War: Start of the Berlin Blockade: The Soviet Union makes overland tour between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.
1949 – The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, starring William Boyd, is aired on NBC.
1950 – Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed, officially segregating races.
1954 – First Indochina War: Battle of Mang Yang Pass: Viet Minh troops belonging to the 803rd Regiment ambush G.M. a hundred of France in An Khê.
1957 – In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected through the First Amendment.
1963 – The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar inner self-government.
1973 – The UpStairs Lounge arson assault takes area at a gay bar located on the second one floor of the three-story constructing at 141 Chartres Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Thirty-two humans die because of fire or smoke inhalation.
1975 – Eastern Air Lines Flight 66 encounters severe wind shear and crashes on final technique to New York’s JFK Airport killing 113 of the 124 passengers on board, making it the deadliest U.S. plane crash on the time. This twist of fate caused many years of research into downburst and microburst phenomena and their outcomes on aircraft.[6]
1981 – The Humber Bridge opens to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It remained the world’s longest bridge span for 17 years.
1982 – “The Jakarta Incident”: British Airways Flight 9 flies right into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by using the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.
1989 – Jiang Zemin succeeds Zhao Ziyang to become the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
1995 – Rugby World Cup: South Africa defeats New Zealand and Nelson Mandela gives Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup in an iconic post-apartheid moment.
2002 – The Igandu educate catastrophe in Tanzania kills 281, the worst educate twist of fate in African history.
2004 – In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
2010 – At Wimbledon, John Isner of the USA defeats Nicolas Mahut of France, inside the longest match in professional tennis history.
2010 – Julia Gillard assumes office because the first lady Prime Minister of Australia.
2012 – Death of Lonesome George, the remaining known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise.
2013 – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is discovered guilty of abusing his power and attractive in intercourse with an underage prostitute, and is sentenced to seven years in prison.

Holidays and observances

Army Day or Battle of Carabobo Day (Venezuela)
Bannockburn Day (Scotland)
Christian dinner party day:
María Guadalupe García Zavala
Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
June 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Day of the Caboclo (Amazonas, Brazil)
Discovery Day, located on the nearest Monday to June 24 (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Earliest day on which Armed Forces Day can fall, at the same time as June 30 is the latest; celebrated at the last Saturday in June. (United Kingdom)
Earliest day on which Inventors’ and Rationalizers’ Day can fall, at the same time as June 30 is the latest; celebrated at the final Saturday in June. (Russia)
Earliest day on which Mother’s Day can fall, whilst June 30 is the latest; celebrated at the last Sunday in June. (Kenya)
Earliest day on which Youth Day can fall, whilst Jun 30 is the latest; celebrated at the closing Sunday in June. (Ukraine, Belarus)
Inti Raymi, a wintry weather solstice pageant and a New Year inside the Andes of the Southern Hemisphere (Sacsayhuamán)
St John’s Day and the second one day of the Midsummer celebrations (although this isn’t the astronomical summer solstice, see June 20) (Roman Catholic Church, Europe), and its related observances:
Enyovden (Bulgaria)
Jaanipäev (Estonia)
Jāņi (Latvia)
Jónsmessa (Iceland)
Midsummer Day (England)
Saint Jonas’ Festival or Joninės (Lithuania)
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (Quebec)
Sânziene (western Carpathian Mountains of Romania)
Wattah Wattah Festival (Philippines)
Fors Fortuna, historic Roman pageant to Fortuna