Historical Events on June 24 (Part 2)

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Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997 Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997 Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
  • 2001 47th LPGA Championship won by Karrie Webb
  • 2002 The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.
  • 2004 Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York

Film release premierFilm Premier

2006 "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion

  • 2007 The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009 Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2010 Longest match in tennis history: John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010 "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2012 Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
  • 2012 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
  • 2013 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins 4-2
  • 2014 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
  • 2014 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire
  • 2015 Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wins the 2014-15 Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP
  • 2016 British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after the UK votes to leave the EU