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24 June

1312BC – Asia Minor – Solar eclipse observed. http://www.phenomena.org.uk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mursili%27s_eclipse

217BC – Roman Republic – Battle of Lake Trasimene (Second Punic War). http://burnpit.us/2012/06/battle-lake-trasimene-hannibals-carthaginians-ambush-defeat-romans

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

109 – Roman Empire – Construction of Aqua Traiana started. http://archive.archaeology.org/1203/features/rome_aqua_traiana_aqueduct_carestia.html

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

972 – Poland – Battle of Cedynia (First Polish-German War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cedynia

1128 – Portugal – Battle of São Mamede. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_S%C3%A3o_Mamede

1230 – Spain – Siege of Jaén began (Reconquista). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Ja%C3%A9n_(1230)

1314 – Scotland – Battle of Bannockburn ended (First War of Scottish Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bannockburn

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

1497 – Canada – John Cabot Expedition landed at Newfoundland. http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/john-cabot

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

1622 – China – Battle of Macau ended (Dutch-Portuguese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Macau

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

1762 – Germany – Battle of Wilhemsthal (Seven Years War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wilhelmsthal

1779 – Gibraltar – Great Siege of Gibraltar began (American War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Siege_of_Gibraltar

1812 – Russia – French Invasion (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_invasion_of_Russia

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

1821 – Venezuela – Battle of Carabobo (Venezuelan War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Carabobo


1859 – Italy – Battle of Solferino (Second Italian War of Independence). https://youtu.be/Rr8pRVduqWQ  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Solferino

1862 – USA – Overland Campaign ended (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overland_Campaign

1866 – Italy – Battle of Custoza (Austro-Prussian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Custoza_(1866)

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

1929 – USA – Northwest Airways plane crashed at Saint Paul, MN, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19290624-0

1932 – Siam – Siamese Revolution. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_revolution_of_1932

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

1940 – France – Operation Collar began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Collar_(commando_raid)

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 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, epicentre in Wairarapa. https://youtu.be/YL77okGlORA WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/quake/M+7.2,+Wairarapa+I,+24+June+1942

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

1943 – UK – Battle of Bamber Bridge began (WWII). http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/85/a3677385.shtml https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bamber_Bridge

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


1947 – USA – UFO sighting by Kenneth Arnold. https://youtu.be/RvAATjuobyg  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Arnold_UFO_sighting

1948 – Germany – Berlin Blockade began (Cold War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Blockade#The_start_of_the_Berlin_Airlift

1954 – Vietnam – Battle of Mang Yang Pass began (First Indochina War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mang_Yang_Pass

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


1973 – USA – UpStairs Lounge Arson Attack, 32 killed. https://youtu.be/VyCe7t_ThE0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UpStairs_Lounge_arson_attack

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 http://www.humberbridge.co.uk/explore_the_bridge/bridge_history_and_detail/history.php


1982 – Indonesia – British Airways Flight 9 – Jakarta Incident. https://youtu.be/2PQH8olUbfs  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_9

1992 – Georgia – First South Ossetia War ended (Georgian Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991%E2%80%9392_South_Ossetia_War

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.

2010 – Australia – Julia Gillard became first female Prime Minister. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Gillard

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/