On This Day

On This Day in History for June 24 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1964 In South Africa, the 90-Days Act commences, providing for any person to be detained, without trial, for 90 days; further, the person could be re-arrested under the same law for another 90 days
  • 1966 Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

1967 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • 1967 Zaire adopts constitution
  • 1968 Australia all out for 78 v 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 Cleve 14-3
  • 1968 Resurrection City in Washington, D.C. closed permanently
  • 1970 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs
  • 1970 Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
  • 1970 US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • 1972 Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force)
  • 1972 Yvonne Brathwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair of a Democratic convention
  • 1972 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry
  • 1973 Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
  • 1975 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113

  • 1975 Moon tremor perceived (hit by Taurid meteors)
  • 1976 A Principal's office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town, South Africa, is burnt down; part of the broader resistance against the oppressive new Bantu Education policy of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in their schools

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • 1982 1st spacionaut Jean-Loup Chrétien and 2 Soviet cosmonauts, lift off aboard Soyuz T-16
  • 1982 Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • 1982 US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office
  • 1983 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
  • 1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth
  • 1985 Challenger moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for mating of STS 51-F
  • 1986 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
  • 1986 US Senate approves "tax reform"

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1986 In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence

Anti-Apartheid Politician and Revolutionary Oliver Tambo
Anti-Apartheid Politician and Revolutionary
Oliver Tambo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Jiang Zemin appointed the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • 1992 Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel

MurderMurder of Interest

1992 Mafia boss John Gotti begins life sentence in jail for murder and other crimes

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • 1993 Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • 1993 Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber
  • 1994 1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting

  • 1997 Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom
  • 1997 USAF reports Roswell 'space aliens' were dummies
  • 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
  • 2007 The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2011 Italian economist Mario Draghi is confirmed as new President of the European Central Bank

Economist and Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi
Economist and Prime Minister of Italy
Mario Draghi
  • 2012 Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
  • 2014 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after the UK votes to leave the EU

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • 2017 UN states Yemen cholera epidemic reached 200,000 cases, with 1,300 deaths. Worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world.
  • 2018 Women drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia after ban is lifted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins second term with president's AK Party winning 42% parliamentary votes

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Britain's Prince William begins a five-day tour of the Middle East visiting Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 US President Donald Trump imposes sanctions on Iran, targeted at Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in response to the shooting down of a US drone

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
  • 2019 Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas given seven life sentences for the murder of five women and two children in Nicosia
  • 2019 Mysterious sickness affects 718 children with 152 deaths around Indian city of Muzaffarpur, previously thought due to lychee fruit but now unknown
  • 2019 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announces people arriving from nine states hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic will have to isolate for two weeks

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
NY Governor
Andrew Cuomo
  • 2020 COVID-19 pandemic worsens dramatically in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, with 25% mortality according to the UN
  • 2020 Russia celebrates its victory 75 years ago over Nazi Germany with huge military parade through Red Square in Moscow (delayed from May 9 due to pandemic)
  • 2020 World Monetary fund predicts a deeper global recession with contraction of 4.9% (down from 3%), noting 2/3 of all countries used 11 trillion to support their economies
  • 2021 Second discovery of the remains of 761 people, mainly indigenous children announced at former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan
  • 2021 Residential tower Champlain Towers South collapses at 1.30am in Surfside, Miami Beach, with 156 people missing (97 bodies eventually recovered)

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