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24 June

79 – Roman Empire – Emperor Vespasian died.  Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus became Roman Emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/domitian-index.html

637 – Ireland – Battle of Moira. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Moira

972 – Poland – Battle of Cedynia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cedynia

1340 – Holy Roman Empire – Battle of Sluys (Hundred Years’ War). http://www.britishbattles.com/100-years-war/sluys.htm

1374 – Germany – Outbreak of St. John’s Dance on Aachen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_mania

1509 – England – Coronation of Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon at Westminster Abbey. http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/24-june-1509-coronation-of-henry-viii-and-catherine-of-aragon/

1571 – Philippines – Manila founded by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_L%C3%B3pez_de_Legazpi

1717 – GB – Premier Grand Lodge of England founded in London. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_Grand_Lodge_of_England

1812 – Russia – Napoleon began invasion (Napoleonic Wars).

1813 – USA – Battle of Beaver Dams (War of 1812). http://www.eighteentwelve.ca/?q=eng/Topic/44 1

859 – Italy – Battle of Solferino (Second Italian War of Independence). https://youtu.be/Rr8pRVduqWQ  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Solferino

1918 – Canada – First airmail service between Montreal and Toronto. http://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/canada/first_airmail_flight/ 1

929 – USA – Northwest Airways plane crashed at Saint Paul, MN, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19290624-0

1935 – Columbia – SACO plane & SCADTA  collided at Medellin-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19350624-0

1938 – USA – Parts of a meteor landed near Chicora, Pennsylvalnia. http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/pennsylvania-meteormeteorite-history.html

1939 – Siam – Renamed Thailand by Prime Minister Plaek Pibulsonggram. http://www.mapsofworld.com/thailand/facts.html

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Ruhr & Rhineland industrial areas (WWII).

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Düsseldorf (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Camp William, WI, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420624-0

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Elberfeld & Ruhr (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Australia – MacRobertson Miller Airlines plane crashed at Geraldton Airport, WA, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450624-0

1956 – Nigeria – BOAC airplane crashed near Kano International Airport, 35 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19560624-0

1967 – UK – Caving accident at Mossdale Caverns, 6 killed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/what-lies-beneath-mossdale-caving-disaster-794268.html

1972 – Puerto Rico – Prinair Flight 191 crashed at Ponce-Mercecita Aiport, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720624-0

1975 – USA – Eastern Air Lines Flight 66 crashed at John F Kennedy International Airport, 113 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19750624-1

1981 – UK – Humber Bridge opened to traffic. https://youtu.be/Nduw8G-0cNs

2002 – Tanzania – Two trains crashed at Igandu, 281 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2063140.stm

2004 – USA – Capital punishment declared unconstitutional in New York.

2011 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Fox Islands, Alaska. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2011/usc0004f5m/

2012 – China – Earthquake measuring 5.5Mw, epicentre in Sichuan-Yunnan, 4 killed. http://earthquake-report.com/2012/06/24/shallow-earthquake-on-the-sichuanyunnan-border-1-killed-200-injured/