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Thursday June 24, 2021

June 24: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 637
    The Battle of Moira is fought between the High King of Ireland and the Kings of Ulster and Dalriada. It is the largest battle in the history of Ireland.
  • 1571
    Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1821
    The Battle of Carabobo takes place. It is the decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain.
  • 1918
    First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
  • 1939
    Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country’s third prime minister.
  • 1963
    The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.
  • 1975
    An Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727 crashes at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. 113 people die.
  • 1981
    The Humber Bridge is opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.
  • 2002
    The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1869
    Prince George of Greece and Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1904
    Phil Harris, American singer, songwriter and comedian (d. 1995)
  • 1934
    Jean-Pierre Ferland, Canadian singer
  • 1967
    John Limniatis, Greek-Canadian footballer
  • 1967
    Richard Z. Kruspe, German guitarist (Rammstein)
  • 1974
    Chris Guccione American baseball umpire
  • 1975
    Federico Pucciariello, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1978
    Juan Román Riquelme, Argentine footballer
  • 1982
    Kevin Nolan, English footballer
  • 1985
    Diego Alves Carreira, Brazilian footballer

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