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Friday June 24, 2022

June 24: Day of the Week

June 24, 2022 is the 175th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1535
    The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    The Battle of Carabobo takes place. It is the decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain.
  • 1859
    Battle of Solferino (Battle of the Three Sovereigns): Sardinia and France defeat Austria in Solferino, northern Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country’s third prime minister.
  • 1963
    The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government.
  • 2002
    The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1519
    Theodore Beza, French theologian (d. 1605)
  • 1777
    John Ross, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1856)
  • 1908
    Hugo Distler, German composer (d. 1942)
  • 1940
    Vittorio Storaro, Italian Cinematographer
  • 1941
    Erkin Koray, Turkish rock musician
  • 1946
    David Collenette, Canadian politician
  • 1950
    Mercedes Lackey, American fantasy writer
  • 1955
    Betsy Randle, American actress
  • 1961
    Iain Glen, Scottish actor
  • 1978
    Luis García, Spanish footballer

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