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June 24th, 2007 (June 24 2007)EventThe Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours.
June 24th, 2004 (June 24 2004)EventIn New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
June 24th, 2002 (June 24 2002)EventThe Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.
June 24th, 1995 (June 24 1995)EventSouth Africa defeats New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The 1995 World cup is the first major sporting event in South Africa after Apartheid.
June 24th, 1994 (June 24 1994)EventA United States Air Force B-52 aircraft crashes at Fairchild Air Force Base, killing all four members of its crew.
June 24th, 1993 (June 24 1993)EventYale 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 Unabomber.
June 24th, 1985 (June 24 1985)EventSTS-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.
June 24th, 1983 (June 24 1983)EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-7: Sally Ride, the first female American astronaut, returns to earth.
June 24th, 1982 (June 24 1982)EventBritish 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.
June 24th, 1981 (June 24 1981)EventThe Humber Bridge is opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world s longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.
June 24th, 1975 (June 24 1975)EventAn Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727 crashes at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. 113 people die.John F. Kennedy Quotes
June 24th, 1963 (June 24 1963)EventZanzibar is granted internal self-government by the United Kingdom.
June 24th, 1957 (June 24 1957)EventThe U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States.
June 24th, 1949 (June 24 1949)EventThe first Television Western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.
June 24th, 1948 (June 24 1948)EventStart of the Berlin Blockade. The Soviet Union makes overland travel between the West with West Berlin impossible.
June 24th, 1947 (June 24 1947)EventKenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
June 24th, 1945 (June 24 1945)EventThe Moscow Victory Parade takes place.
June 24th, 1940 (June 24 1940)EventFrance and Italy sign an armistice.
June 24th, 1938 (June 24 1938)EventA 450 metric ton meteorite strikes the earth in an empty field near Chicora, Pennsylvania.
June 24th, 1932 (June 24 1932)EventA military coup ends the absolute power of the king of Siam (Thailand).
June 24th, 1928 (June 24 1928)EventWith declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada.
June 24th, 1918 (June 24 1918)EventFirst airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
June 24th, 1916 (June 24 1916)EventMary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.
June 24th, 1916 (June 24 1916)EventWorld War I: The Battle of the Somme begins with a week long artillery bombardment on the German Line.
June 24th, 1913 (June 24 1913)EventGreece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria.
June 24th, 1902 (June 24 1902)EventKing Edward VII develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
June 24th, 1901 (June 24 1901)EventFirst exhibition of Pablo Picasso s work opens.Pablo Picasso Quotes
June 24th, 1894 (June 24 1894)EventMarie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio. Geronimo Quotes
June 24th, 1880 (June 24 1880)EventFirst performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congres national des Canadiens-Francais.
June 24th, 1859 (June 24 1859)EventBattle of Solferino: (Battle of the Three Sovereigns). Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
June 24th, 1821 (June 24 1821)EventThe Battle of Carabobo takes place. It is the decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain.
June 24th, 1813 (June 24 1813)EventBattle of Beaver Dams : A British, and Indian joint force defeat the U.S Army.
June 24th, 1812 (June 24 1812)EventNapoleonic Wars: Napoleon s Grande Armee crosses the Neman River beginning his invasion of Russia.
June 24th, 1794 (June 24 1794)EventBowdoin College is founded.
June 24th, 1793 (June 24 1793)EventThe first republican constitution in France is adopted.
June 24th, 1748 (June 24 1748)EventThe Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath.John Wesley Quotes
June 24th, 1717 (June 24 1717)EventThe Grand Lodge of England, the first Freemasonic Grand Lodge (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London, England.
June 24th, 1692 (June 24 1692)EventKingston, Jamaica is founded.
June 24th, 1664 (June 24 1664)EventThe colony of New Jersey is founded.
June 24th, 1662 (June 24 1662)EventThe Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.
June 24th, 1597 (June 24 1597)EventThe first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on Java).
June 24th, 1571 (June 24 1571)EventManila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines, is founded by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
June 24th, 1535 (June 24 1535)EventThe Anabaptist state of Munster is conquered and disbanded.
June 24th, 1509 (June 24 1509)EventHenry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
June 24th, 1497 (June 24 1497)EventJohn Cabot lands on North America in Newfoundland; the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
June 24th, 1497 (June 24 1497)EventCornish traitors Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London.
June 24th, 1441 (June 24 1441)EventEton College is founded.
June 24th, 1374 (June 24 1374)EventA 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.
June 24th, 1340 (June 24 1340)EventHundred Years War: Battle of Sluys: The French fleet is almost destroyed by the English Fleet commanded in person by Edward III of England.
June 24th, 1314 (June 24 1314)EventFirst War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory of the Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce. Scotland regains its independence in the aftermath of this battle.
June 24th, 1128 (June 24 1128)EventBattle of Sao Mamede, near Guimaraes:Portuguese forces led by Alfonso I defeat his mother D. Teresa and D. Fernao 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 Ourique.
June 24th, 0972 (June 24 0972)EventBattle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place.

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