June 24 is the 175th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 190 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 24th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 24th in history!
Table of Contents
- International Fairy day
- International UFO day
- Swim a Lap Day
- National Pralines Day
- Take Your Dog To Work Day
What Happened On This Day – June 24
2010: Australia elected its first woman Prime Minister, Julia Gillard in 2010.
2002: Africa’s worst ever train disaster kills 281
The crash occurred near Msagali, Tanzania, when a passenger train with some 1200 passengers rolled back down Igandu hill after its brakes had failed.
1982: A British Airways jumbo jet experiences a sudden total engine failure
At the same time, the crew observed a mysterious glow in the darkness. The Boeing 747’s pilots had unwittingly flown into a cloud of volcanic ash caused by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, causing all four engines to flame out. The crew eventually succeeded in restarting the engines and landing safely in Jakarta.
1948: The Berlin Blockade begins
In reaction to the currency reform in West Germany, the Soviet Union blocked all access to West Berlin. It was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. Western Allies launched the Berlin airlift to transport supplies to the blocked area. In Germany, the planes became known as “raisin bombers” or “candy bombers”.
1901: Pablo Picasso opens his first exhibition
The 18-year-old Spanish artist was featured for the first time in Ambroise Vollard’s gallery in 6 Rue Laffite in Paris. Neither of the two art critics that visited the show thought much about the works. Picasso went on to become one of the most influential artists of all time.
1717: The world’s first Masonic Grand Lodge is established
Freemasonry is a fraternal organization that has counted among its members a large number of known intellectuals. Due to its secretive nature, many myths about their underground activities have emerged through the ages. A Grand Lodge is the governing body for a certain geographic area.
1978: Muhammad Ali in Samarkand, Uzbek SSR, USSR, 1978.
1960: Korean pop group “The Kim Sisters” performing in Las Vegas, in 1960
1948: The Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin in 1948.
1901: Pablo Picasso had his first major exhibition at a gallery in Paris’s renowned Rue Laffitte. A celebrated fact about Picasso’s genius is that he actually started exhibiting six years before, at only 13!
1885: Tobacco factory in Ottoman Empire, 1885
Births On This Day, June 24
1987: Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer
1978: Juan Román Riquelme, Argentine footballer
1895: Jack Dempsey, American boxer
1850: Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, English field marshal
1533: Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester
Lionel Messi was born.
Mindy Kaling was born.
Minka Kelly was born.
Deaths On This Day, June 24
2000: Rodrigo, Argentinian singer-songwriter
1987: Jackie Gleason, American actor, singer
1908: Grover Cleveland, American lawyer, politician, 22nd President of the United States
1604: Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English courtier
1398: Hongwu Emperor of China, Founder of the Ming Dynasty
V. V. Giri died.
Hongwu Emperor died.
Benigno Aquino III died.