June 24 Events in History - June 24 Birthdays - June 24 Deaths
2015 A Dutch court ruling binds the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% within 5 years in comparison to 1990 levels; plaintiffs argued that citizens must be protected from climate change, which threatens the low-lying nation
2014 Rebekah Brooks has been declared not guilty, and Editor Andy Coulson has been pronounced guilty in the 'News of the World' phone hacking case
2014 The original lyrics to 'Like a Rolling Stone', handwritten by Bob Dylan on hotel stationery, sells for $2 million at auction
2013 The worst monsoon season in 50 years rages on as Northern India prepares for more rain
2013 The Chicago Blackhawks win the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals after beating the Boston Bruins in six games
2012 Fox News reporter and Opus Dei member Greg Burke is selected by Pope Benedict XVI as secretariat of state
2012 The last known Pinta Island Tortoise, Lonesome George, is found dead in the Galapagos Islands
2011 The cell phone of Osama bin Laden's courier is reported to contain contacts with Harakat-ul-Mujahadeen, suggesting potential ties to Pakistan's intelligence agencies
2011 The European Central BAnk appoints Italy's Mario Draghi as its new President, set to replace Jean-Claude Trichet on November 1
2010 Brazilian storms in Alagoas and Pernambuco states kill 46 people
1997 Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom
1997 4-1, Mark McGwire his a 538 foot home run
1997 Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
1995 Stanley Cup: New Jersey Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
1994 1st French "all news" TV, LCI, begins broadcasting
1994 Jeff Bagwell of Astros is 28th to hit 2 home runs in an inning
1994 Sally Fields files for divorce from 2nd husband Alan Greisman
1993 Arab terror group planning bombing of Holland/Lincoln Tunnels caught
1992 Billy Joel, gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School at 43
1992 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
1992 Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel
1992 John Gotti begins life sentence in jail
1991 NHL adopts instant-replay and tenth of second clock in final minute
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1989 Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th and 40th consecutive bases
1988 Cleveland pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
1988 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
1987 CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
1987 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consec win streak
1986 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
1986 U.S. Senate approves tax reform
1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-F
1984 Joe Morgan sets career home run mark for 2nd basemen with #265
1984 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1983 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
1983 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
1982 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
1982 Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
1982 Soyuz T-6 Launch (U.S.S.R.)
1982 Supreme Court rules President can't be sued for actions in office
1980 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1979 Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland and steals his 1st base
1977 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976
1976 1975 movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
1975 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport New York, kills 113
1975 Moon tremor perceived, hit by Taurid meteors
1974 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 minutes
1974 Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
1973 Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
1973 Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
1972 'Troglodyte' by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
1972 Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of U.S., U.S. Air Force
1972 Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in Dem convention
1970 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
1970 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive home runs
1970 Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
1970 Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1968 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
1968 Australia all out for 78 vs. England at Lord's
1968 Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
1968 Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleveland 14-3
1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 Resurrection City in Washington D.C. closed permanently
1967 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
1967 Zaire adopts constitution
1966 Bombay-New York Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switzerland), 117 die
1966 Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I
1964 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
1963 Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
1963 Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
1962 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
1962 Jack Reed's 22nd-inning home run wins longest New York Yankee game in history
1961 "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 97 performances
1961 Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
1961 Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
1960 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa vs. England Lord's
1957 "I Love Lucy," last airs on CBS-TV
1956 "Steve Allen Show," returns on NBC-TV
1956 2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge
1956 WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st home run (off Billy Hoeff)
1954 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial New York City after 229 performances
1953 KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, New Mexico (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951 Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations
1950 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
1950 French government-Bidault resigns
1950 New York Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 home runs and a triple
1949 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
1949 A M de Jong's murderer, Ton van Gog arrested in Scheveningen, Netherlands
1949 Cargo airlines 1st licensed by U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board
1948 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates New York Governor Thomas Dewey
1948 Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade
1947 29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow CC Detroit
1947 Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career
1947 Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament
1946 11.72" (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisconsin (state 24-hour record)
1946 Georges Bidault elected premier of France
1945 Schermerhorn government forms
1943 Allies begin 10-day bombing on Hamburg
1942 Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered
1942 Africa Corps occupy Egypt
1941 Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy Lithuania, exterminated
1941 Germans advanced into Russia and took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk and Kaunas
1940 France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
1939 Pan Am's 1st U.S. to England flight
1938 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
1936 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 home runs in 1 inn, Yankees beat Browns 18-4
1932 Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
1931 U.S.S.R. and Afghanistan sign neutrality treaty
1930 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC
1930 Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium
1928 32nd U.S. Golf Open: Johnny Farrell shoots a 294 at Olympia Fields Ill
1924 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake
1923 Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied
1922 AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears
1920 Chuvash Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR
1917 Russian Black Sea fleet mutiny at Sebastopol
1915 800 dies as excursion steamer Eastland capsizes in Chicago
1914 King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent
1913 53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake
1911 17th U.S. Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago Golf Club in Illinois
1910 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St. Andrews Scot
1909 15th U.S. Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood Golf Club New Jersey
1908 Yankees replace Clark Griffith with Kid Elberfeld as manager who is destined to have worse won-lost percentage of any Yankee manager 27-71 (.276)
1903 Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist
1901 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris
1901 Jewish National Fund starts
1900 Dutch Social-Democratic Worker's party and Socialistenbond merge
1898 American troops, drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas Cuba
1897 Hail injures 26 in Topeka, Kansas
1894 Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
1885 British government of Salisbury forms
1885 Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st U.S. black bishop
1884 John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention
1882 NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
1881 200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla Mexico
1866 2nd Battle at Custozza: Prussian-Austria beats Italian army
1863 Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee's army crosses Potomac
1861 Battle of Mathias Point, Virginia - U.S. attacks Confederate batteries
1861 Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from US
1859 Battle of Solferino, N-Italy: France/Sardinia-Austria
1846 Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished
1843 Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside of ghetto in Italy
1841 Fordham University, then St. John's College, opens in the Bronx
1821 Battle of Carabobo; Bolivar defeats royalists outside of Caracas
1817 1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast
1813 Battle of Beaver Dam-British and Indian forces defeat U.S. forces
1806 English under commodore Popham/col Beresford reach Buenos Aires
1795 U.S. and Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st U.S. extradition treaty
1793 1st republican constitution in France adopted
1778 David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia
1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
1692 Kingston, Jamaica founded
1690 King Willem III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland
1662 Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed, Macau Day
1658 French fleet recaptures Duinkerk
1648 Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews and 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine
1647 Lord Baltimore's niece ejected requesting vote at Maryland Council
1619 Tsar Michails father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow
1610 Battle at Klushino: King Sigismund II beats Russia and Sweden
1597 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet reaches Bantam, West Java
1572 5 clergymen of Enkhuizen, hanged
1540 Henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
1535 Anabaptists Protestants conquered and disbanded
1535 Hessische troops occupy Munster
1529 Zurich and catholic kantons sign Peace of Kappel
1527 Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking RC possessions
1522 Battle at La Bicocca: Emperor Karel V beats France
1522 Portuguese Antonio de Brita signs treaty island of Ternate Molukkas
1509 Henry VIII crowned King of England
1497 John Cabot claims eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)
1472 Zoe Paleologa departs Rome for Moscow
1441 Eton College founded by Henry VI
1397 Sultan Bajezid I release caught crusaders free, for ransom
1396 Crusaders under earl of Nevers reach Vienna
1340 Battle at Lock: English fleet beats France/Genuezen, 10-30,000 killed
1340 In the Hundred Years War, British fleet destroys French at Sluys
1322 Jews are expelled from France for 3rd time
1314 Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England
1298 Rindfleish Persecutions-Jews of Ifhauben Austria massacred
1128 Afonso I of Portugal defeats army of his mother Theresa
843 Vikings destroy Nantes
451 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet