June 24: Day of the Week
June 24, 2020 was the 176th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 190 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1128Battle 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.
- 1497John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
- 1509Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
- 1604Samuel 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.
- 1916Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.
- 1916World War I: the Battle of the Somme begins with a week-long artillery bombardment on the German Line.
- 1938Pieces of a meteor, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded, land near Chicora, Pennsylvania.
- 1947Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
- 1985STS-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.
- 2004In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
Who were born on June 24?
- 1901Harry Partch, American composer (d. 1974)
- 1911Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine Formula One driver (d. 1995)
- 1916William B. Saxbe, American politician (d. 2010)
- 1930Claude Chabrol, French film director (d. 2010)
- 1933Sam Jones, American basketball player
- 1949John Illsley, English bassist (Dire Straits)
- 1975Carla Gallo, American actress
- 1986Phil Hughes, American baseball player
- 1987Sandeep Kumar H R (SANDY), Indian Film Director
- 1989Apoorva Anwekar, Indian Born active in Raipur Chattisgarh (2PM)
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