Wikipedia:Ephemerides/June 24

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July 6, 2022

Day of Saint John the Baptist. 1128 — The Battle of São Mamede takes place with the victory of D. Afonso Henriques over the troops of his mother, D. Teresa. 1947 – Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely publicized UFO sighting near Mount Rainier in Washington. 1948 – The Blockade of Berlin begins with the Soviet Union making overland travel between east and west Berlin, Germany impossible (pictured, Berliners watch a C-54 land at Tempelhof Airport). Born on this day... Nuno Álvares Pereira (1360-1431) • São João da Cruz (1542-1591) • Juan Manuel Fangio (1911-1995). They died on this day... Lucrecia Borgia (1480-1519) • Ernesto Bozzano (1862-1943) • Milton Santos (1926-2001).