June 24: Day of the Week
June 24, 2020 is the 176th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 190 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 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.
- 1497John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
- 1604Samuel 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.
- 1622Battle of Macau: The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau.
- 1812Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon’s Grande Armée crosses the Neman River beginning the invasion of Russia.
- 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.
- 1938Pieces of a meteor, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded, land near Chicora, Pennsylvania.
- 1947Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
- 1982“The Jakarta Incident”: British Airways Flight 9 flies into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.
Who were born on June 24?
- 1542Saint John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic and poet (d. 1591)
- 1704Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer (d. 1771)
- 1777John Ross, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1856)
- 1813Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman and reformer (d. 1887)
- 1945Wayne Cashman, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1958Kathy Troccoli, American singer
- 1966Hope Sandoval, American singer and songwriter (Mazzy Star, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)
- 1970Glenn Medeiros, American singer and songwriter
- 1976Brock Olivo, American football player
- 1978Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese footballer
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