June 24


July 3, 2022

June 24 is the 175th day of the Gregorian calendar (176th in leap years). 190 days to go until the end of the year.


217 BC - Battle of Lake Trasimeno. Hannibal destroys the Roman army commanded by the consul Gaius Flaminio 79 - Titus becomes emperor of the Roman Empire 109 - The Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Trajan Aqueduct 474 - Giulio Nepote proclaims himself emperor of the Western Roman Empire, after having forced Glicerius to abdicate 972 - Battle of Cedynia is fought. On this occasion, a victory of the Polish forces is documented for the first time 1059 - Stipulation of the Treaty of Melfi between Pope Niccolò II and the Norman families of Altavilla and Drengot 1185 - Taking of Durazzo by the armies of the Kingdom of Sicily engaged against the Byzantine Empire 1314 - Battle of Bannockburn. Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce defeat Edward II of England. Scotland thus regained its independence 1391 - Maria di Sicilia marries Martin the Younger in Barcelona 1405 - Dedication of Verona to Venice 1440 - Eton College is founded 1497 Amerigo Vespucci reaches the American continent on an expedition together with Juan de la Cosa Framing patriots Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed in Tyburn, London Giovanni Caboto lands in North America, in Terranova, on the Island of Cape Breton; he is the first European to discover the region since the time of the Vikings 1509 - Henry VIII is crowned king of England 1534 - Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover Prince Edward Island 1535 - The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and dismantled 1597 - The first Dutch expedition to the East Indies reaches Bantam, on the Island of Java 1662 - The Dutch try unsuccessfully to conquer Macau 1664 - The colony of New Jersey is founded 1672 - In the context of the Dutch War, the Dutch open the dams, flooding the countryside of Amsterdam to prevent the French advance 1692 - Kingston, Jamaica founded 1793 - The first republican constitution is adopted in France 1859 - Second Italian war of independence: in the battle of Solferino and San Martino the Kingdom of Sardinia and France defeat Austria, which thus loses the conflict 1861 - Tennessee becomes the eleventh and last state to secede from the United States 1866 - Third Italian War of Independence: Austrian victory in the battle of Custoza 1880 - First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the Canadian national anthem, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français 1894 - The IOC decides to hold the Olympic Games every four years 1901 - The first exhibition of Pablo Picasso's works is inaugurated 1910 The Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, or Alfa Romeo, is founded in Milan. Japan invades Korea 1913 - Greece and Serbia cancel their alliance with Bulgaria 1915 - Eastland vaporetto capsizes in Chicago, killing 800 1916 - Mary Pickford becomes the first movie star to land a million dollar contract 1918 The giant cannon Parisgeschütz starts bombarding Paris Canada's first airmail service, from Montreal to Toronto The Italian army obtains a decisive victory against the Austro-Hungarians in the second battle of the Piave 1922 - Walther Rathenau, foreign minister of the Weimar Republic of Jewish origin, is assassinated by two young naval officers belonging to ultra-nationalist currents 1932 - Begins and ends on the same day the bloodless military coup known as the Siamese Revolution of 1932, which forces the ruler Rama VI to sign 3 days after the constitution, ending the absolute power of the King of Siam (old name of Thailand ) 1939 - Siam changes its name and becomes Thailand 1940 - World War II: France signs the Armist