June 24: Day of the Week
June 24, 2019 was the 175th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 190 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1340Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Sluys – The French fleet is almost destroyed by the English Fleet commanded in person by King Edward III.
- 1374A 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.
- 1535The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
- 1571Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines.
- 1779American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
- 1821The Battle of Carabobo takes place. It is the decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain.
- 1947Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
- 1975An Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727 crashes at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. 113 people die.
- 2010John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.
Who were born on June 24?
- 1888Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect (d. 1964)
- 1895Jack Dempsey, American boxer (d. 1983)
- 1915Sir Fred Hoyle, British astronomer (d. 2001)
- 1945George Pataki, American politician
- 1949John Illsley, English bassist (Dire Straits)
- 1958Tom Lister, Jr., American actor and professional wrestler
- 1978Ariel Pink, American recording artist
- 1978Luis García, Spanish footballer
- 1983Rebecca Cooke, British swimmer
- 1998Coy Stewart, American actor
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