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

Events in History

Events 101 - 156 of 156

  • 1961 Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
  • 1963 Levi Eshkol forms 11th Israeli government
  • 1963 Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
  • 1964 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
  • 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
  • 1966 16th Berlin International Film Festival: "Cul-de-Sac" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1967 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
  • 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 "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
  • 1972 Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force)
  • 1972 Yvonne Braitwaite 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

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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)
  • 1977 27th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Ascent" wins the Golden Bear
  • 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 (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
  • 1984 Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265
  • 1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth
  • 1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-F
  • 1986 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
  • 1986 US Senate approves "tax reform"
  • 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
  • 1989 Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th & 40th consecutive bases

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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

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1992 John Gotti begins life sentence in jail

Gangster John Gotti
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
  • 1997 Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
  • 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

  • 2012 Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
  • 2014 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire

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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.
  • 2017 World record for highest altitude football match ever played at 18,799ft on Mount Kilimanjaro by women's international team

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 104 of 104

  • 1982 Brian Fitzgerald, American writer
  • 1982 Clint Bajada, Maltese television and radio presenter
  • 1985 Yukina Shirakawa, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1993 Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleve Zoo, 5th born in captivity

Weddings in History

Deaths in History