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Events of June 24th:

June 24th is the 175th day of the year (176th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about June 24th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on June 24th:

1850 Field Marshal Earl Kitchener (British General)

1893 Roy O. Disney (co-founder of the Walt Disney company)

1915 Fred Hoyle (astronomer)

1944 Jeff Beck (guitarist)

1945 George Pataki (Governor of New York)

1947 Mick Fleetwood (drummer - Fleetwood Mac)
1947 Peter Weller (actor)

1950 Nancy Allen (actress)

1961 Curt Smith (singer, record producer - Tears for Fears)

1980 Minka Kelly (actress)

1986 Solange Knowles (singer, actress)

1987 Lionel Messi (soccer player)

1988 Micah Richards (soccer player)



June 24th in History:

1314 Robert the Bruce wins the Battle of Bannockburn, regaining Scottish independence from England.

1509 Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.

Henry VIII


1717 The Premier Grand Lodge of England (since renamed the "United Grand Lodge of England"), the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world, is founded in London.

1793 France adopts its first republican constitution.

1812 Napoleon begins his invasion of Russia.

Napoleon Bonaparte


1916 Mary Pickford is the first female movie star to sign a $1 million contract.

1948 The USSR blocks access to the Western sectors of Berlin.

1957 US Supreme Court rules in Roth v. United States that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.

1982 Jean-Loup Chretien is the first French man in space.


June 24th is also:

Discovery Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Fete nationale du Quebec (Quebec)

Bannockburn Day (Scotland)

Feast of Saint John the Baptist (Catholicism)

Saint John the Baptist



Astrology

People born on June 24th are Cancer

Cancer

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