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Thursday June 24, 2021

June 24: Day of the Week

June 24, 2021 is the 175th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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June 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 109
    Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 km north-west of Rome.
  • 1128
    Battle of São Mamede, near Guimarães: forces led by Alfonso I defeat forces led by his mother Teresa of León and her lover Fernando Pérez de Traba. After this battle, the future king calls himself “Prince of Portugal”, the first step towards “official independence” that will be reached in 1139 after the Battle of Ourique.
  • 1597
    The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on Java).
  • 1604
    Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • 1902
    King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
  • 1916
    Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.
  • 1938
    Pieces of a meteor, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded, land near Chicora, Pennsylvania.
  • 1947
    Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
  • 1948
    Start of the Berlin Blockade: the Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.
  • 1985
    STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery completes 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.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1811
    John Archibald Campbell, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1889)
  • 1882
    Athanase David, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1953)
  • 1882
    Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • 1949
    John Illsley, English bassist (Dire Straits)
  • 1975
    Carla Gallo, American actress
  • 1980
    Andrew Jones, Australian racing driver
  • 1982
    Kevin Nolan, English footballer
  • 1985
    Kyle Searles, American actor
  • 1987
    Serdar Güneş, Turkish footballer
  • 1990
    Michael Del Zotto, Canadian ice hockey player

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