June 24 in History
1374June 24, 1374:
Random people on the streets of German’s town, Aachen, make uncontrollable dance moves due to an outbreak of St. John’s Dance.
1497June 24, 1497:
John Cabot arrives in North America, becoming the first European since the Vikings to do so.
1812June 24, 1812:
Napoleon leads his Grand Army to invade Russia.
1916June 24, 1916:
Actress Mary Pickford signs the first million-dollar contract by a Hollywood actress.
1932June 24, 1932:
The King of Thailand, Prajadhipok is overthrown in a bloodless coup known as the Promoters Revolution, resulting in the end of absolute monarchy.
1982June 24, 1982:
More than 20,000 workers of the garment industry in Chinatown, New York City start a strike action.
1997June 24, 1997:
A 231-page report is released by the United States Air Force to dispel long-held beliefs of UFO sightings and activity in Roswell, New Mexico.
- June 24, 1997:
Copies of “The Great Milenko”, an album by the duo Insane Clown Posse, are recalled by Disney on the same day of the album’s release following what the company termed as graphic lyrical content.
2000June 24, 2000:
Actor Adrian Pasdar and singer Natalie Maines marry in a Las Vegas ceremony.
2010June 24, 2010:
Australia holds the swearing-in ceremony of its first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard.