Wikipedia: History of the day/June 24

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July 5, 2022

June 24: Anniversary of the Battle of Carabovo in Venezuela, Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist 1340 - Hundred Years' War: Battle of Sloyce takes place. 1571 - Miguel López de Legazpi (pictured) establishes a city hall in Manila, Philippines. 1812 - Napoleonic Wars: The French expedition begins as the French Grand Army crosses the Neman River under Napoleon's command. 1880 - The national anthem of Canada is played for the first time in Quebec. 1894 - French President Marie-François Sadi Carnot is assassinated.