On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • El Salvador immigrant father and his 23-month-old daughter drown trying to cross the Rio Grande into the US with their photo causing widespread condemnation
  • Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas given seven life sentences for the murder of five women and two children in Nicosia
  • Mysterious sickness affects 718 children with 152 deaths around Indian city of Muzaffarpur, previously thought due to lychee fruit but now unknown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump imposes sanctions in Iran in response to shooting down of US drone and targeted at Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

2nd Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Hosseini Khamenei
2nd Supreme Leader of Iran
Ali Hosseini Khamenei
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Rod Funseth, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1978), dies from cancer at 52