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Events and People Who Made History on June 24

5th Century

451 - 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

9th Century

843 - Vikings destroy Nantes

12th Century

1128 - Afonso I of Portugal defeats army of his mother Theresa

13th Century

1298 - Rindfleish Persecutions-Jews of Ifhauben Austria massacred

14th Century

1314 - Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England
1322 - Jews are expelled from France for 3rd time
1340 - Battle at Lock: English fleet beats France/Genuezen, 10-30,000 killed
1340 - In the Hundred Years War, British fleet destroys French at Sluys
1396 - Crusaders under earl of Nevers reach Vienna
1397 - Sultan Bajezid I release caught crusaders free, for ransom

15th Century

1441 - Eton College founded by Henry VI
1472 - Zoe Paleologa departs Rome for Moscow
1497 - John Cabot claims eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)

16th Century

1509 - Henry VIII crowned King of England
1522 - Battle at La Bicocca: Emperor Karel V beats France
1522 - Portuguese Antonio de Brita signs treaty island of Ternate Molukkas
1527 - Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking RC possessions
1529 - Zurich and catholic kantons sign Peace of Kappel
1535 - Anabaptists Protestants conquered and disbanded
1535 - Hessische troops occupy Munster
1540 - Henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
1572 - 5 clergymen of Enkhuizen, hanged
1597 - Cornelis de Houtman's fleet reaches Bantam, West Java

17th Century

1610 - Battle at Klushino: King Sigismund II beats Russia and Sweden
1619 - Tsar Michails father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow
1647 - Lord Baltimore's niece ejected requesting vote at Maryland Council
1648 - Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews and 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine
1658 - French fleet recaptures Duinkerk
1662 - Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed, Macau Day
1690 - King Willem III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland
1692 - Kingston, Jamaica founded

18th Century

1717 - 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
1778 - David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia
1793 - 1st republican constitution in France adopted
1795 - U.S. and Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st U.S. extradition treaty

19th Century

1806 - English under commodore Popham/col Beresford reach Buenos Aires
1813 - Battle of Beaver Dam-British and Indian forces defeat U.S. forces
1817 - 1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast
1821 - Battle of Carabobo; Bolivar defeats royalists outside of Caracas
1841 - Fordham University, then St. John's College, opens in the Bronx
1843 - Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside of ghetto in Italy
1846 - Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished
1859 - Battle of Solferino, N-Italy: France/Sardinia-Austria
1861 - Battle of Mathias Point, Virginia - U.S. attacks Confederate batteries
1861 - Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from US
1863 - Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee's army crosses Potomac
1866 - 2nd Battle at Custozza: Prussian-Austria beats Italian army
1881 - 200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla Mexico
1882 - NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
1884 - John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention
1885 - British government of Salisbury forms
1885 - Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st U.S. black bishop
1894 - Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
1897 - Hail injures 26 in Topeka, Kansas
1898 - American troops, drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas Cuba

20th Century

1900 - Dutch Social-Democratic Worker's party and Socialistenbond merge
1901 - 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris
1901 - Jewish National Fund starts
1903 - Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist
1908 - Yankees replace Clark Griffith with Kid Elberfeld as manager who is destined to have worse won-lost percentage of any Yankee manager 27-71 (.276)
1909 - 15th U.S. Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood Golf Club New Jersey
1910 - 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St. Andrews Scot
1911 - 17th U.S. Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago Golf Club in Illinois
1913 - 53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake
1914 - King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent
1915 - 800 dies as excursion steamer Eastland capsizes in Chicago
1917 - Russian Black Sea fleet mutiny at Sebastopol
1920 - Chuvash Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR
1922 - AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears
1923 - Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied
1924 - 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake
1928 - 32nd U.S. Golf Open: Johnny Farrell shoots a 294 at Olympia Fields Ill
1930 - 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC
1930 - Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium
1931 - U.S.S.R. and Afghanistan sign neutrality treaty
1932 - Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
1936 - Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 home runs in 1 inn, Yankees beat Browns 18-4
1938 - 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
1939 - Pan Am's 1st U.S. to England flight
1940 - France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
1941 - Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy Lithuania, exterminated
1941 - Germans advanced into Russia and took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk and Kaunas
1942 - Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered
1942 - Africa Corps occupy Egypt
1943 - Allies begin 10-day bombing on Hamburg
1945 - Schermerhorn government forms
1946 - 11.72" (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisconsin (state 24-hour record)
1946 - Georges Bidault elected premier of France
1947 - 29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow CC Detroit
1947 - Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career
1947 - Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament
1948 - Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates New York Governor Thomas Dewey
1948 - Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade
1949 - A M de Jong's murderer, Ton van Gog arrested in Scheveningen, Netherlands
1949 - Cargo airlines 1st licensed by U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board
1949 - "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
1950 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
1950 - French government-Bidault resigns
1950 - New York Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 home runs and a triple
1951 - Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations
1953 - KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, New Mexico (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial New York City after 229 performances
1955 - Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st home run (off Billy Hoeff)
1956 - 2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge
1956 - "Steve Allen Show," returns on NBC-TV
1956 - WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - "I Love Lucy," last airs on CBS-TV
1960 - Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa vs. England Lord's
1961 - Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
1961 - "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 97 performances
1961 - Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
1962 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
1962 - Jack Reed's 22nd-inning home run wins longest New York Yankee game in history
1963 - 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
1963 - Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
1963 - Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
1964 - FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
1966 - Bombay-New York Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switzerland), 117 die
1966 - Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I
1967 - Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
1967 - Zaire adopts constitution
1968 - 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
1968 - Australia all out for 78 vs. England at Lord's
1968 - Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
1968 - Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleveland 14-3
1968 - Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 - Resurrection City in Washington D.C. closed permanently
1970 - Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive home runs
1970 - "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
1970 - Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
1970 - Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1972 - 'Troglodyte' by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
1972 - Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of U.S., U.S. Air Force
1972 - Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in Dem convention
1973 - Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
1973 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
1974 - India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 minutes
1974 - Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
1975 - Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport New York, kills 113
1975 - Moon tremor perceived, hit by Taurid meteors
1976 - 1975 movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
1977 - IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1979 - Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland and steals his 1st base
1980 - Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million
1982 - Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
1982 - Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
1982 - Soyuz T-6 Launch (U.S.S.R.)
1982 - Supreme Court rules President can't be sued for actions in office
1983 - 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
1983 - Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
1984 - Joe Morgan sets career home run mark for 2nd basemen with #265
1984 - Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1985 - 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth
1985 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-F
1986 - Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
1986 - U.S. Senate approves tax reform
1987 - CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
1987 - Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consec win streak
1988 - Cleveland pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
1988 - Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
1989 - Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th and 40th consecutive bases
1990 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1991 - NHL adopts instant-replay and tenth of second clock in final minute
1992 - Billy Joel, gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School at 43
1992 - Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
1992 - Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel
1992 - John Gotti begins life sentence in jail
1993 - Arab terror group planning bombing of Holland/Lincoln Tunnels caught
1994 - 1st French "all news" TV, LCI, begins broadcasting
1994 - Jeff Bagwell of Astros is 28th to hit 2 home runs in an inning
1994 - Sally Fields files for divorce from 2nd husband Alan Greisman
1995 - Stanley Cup: New Jersey Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
1997 - 4-1, Mark McGwire his a 538 foot home run
1997 - Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom
1997 - Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses


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