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)
- 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.
- 1622Battle of Macau: The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.
- 1859Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
- 1880First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.
- 1902King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
- 1947Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
- 1957In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.
- 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?
- 1850Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, British field marshal (d. 1916)
- 1882Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
- 1904Phil Harris, American singer, songwriter and comedian (d. 1995)
- 1922Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 1988)
- 1963Preki (Predrag Radosavljević), Serbian-born American soccer player
- 1966Hope Sandoval, American singer and songwriter (Mazzy Star, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)
- 1974Chris Guccione American baseball umpire
- 1978Juan Román Riquelme, Argentine footballer
- 1980Liane Balaban, Canadian actress
- 2003Marcus Fiesel, American murder victim (d. 2006)
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