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Wednesday June 24, 2020

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1340
    Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Sluys – The French fleet is almost destroyed by the English Fleet commanded in person by King Edward III.
  • 1374
    A 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.
  • 1622
    Battle of Macau: The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.
  • 1793
    The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
  • 1894
    Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
  • 1916
    World War I: the Battle of the Somme begins with a week-long artillery bombardment on the German Line.
  • 1918
    First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
  • 1939
    Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country’s third prime minister.
  • 1948
    Start of the Berlin Blockade: the Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.
  • 1957
    In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.

Who were born on June 24?

  • 1533
    Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (d. 1588)
  • 1804
    Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
  • 1883
    Victor Franz Hess, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1964)
  • 1916
    William B. Saxbe, American politician (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Sam Jones, American basketball player
  • 1960
    Siedah Garrett, American singer
  • 1977
    Jeff Farmer, Australian footballer
  • 1983
    Rebecca Cooke, British swimmer
  • 1984
    Andrea Raggi, Italian footballer
  • 1986
    Stuart Broad, English cricketer

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