Friday, June 23, 2017

June 24

  • June 24, 79
    Titus succeeds to the throne after death of his father, Roman emperor Vespasian
  • June 24, 1128
    Afonso I of Portugal defeat the army of his mother Theresa and takes the leadership of the County of Portugal
  • June 24, 1314
    Robert the Bruce, King of of Scotland, defeats superior English army at Bannockburn forcing English forces withdraw from Scotland, which becomes the key point in the First War of Scottish Independence
  • June 24, 1340
    The English fleet defeat the French fleet at Sluys, off the Flemish coast
  • June 24, 1497
    Italian explorer John Cabot, on a voyage for England, lands in North America on what is now Newfoundland and claims the new land for King Henry VII of England
  • June 24, 1535
    The Münster Rebellion, an attempt of radical, millennialist, Anabaptists to establish a theocracy ends in bloodshed
  • June 24, 1622
    The Dutch attempt to conquer Macau during Dutch–Portuguese War ends with fail after a three-day battle
  • June 24, 1648
    Cossacks under Bohdan Khmelnytsky slaughter 2,000 Jews and 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine
  • June 24, 1664
    New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, is founded
  • June 24, 1692
    Kingston, Jamaica, is founded
  • June 24, 1793
    First republican constitution in France is adopted
  • June 24, 1812
    450,000 men of the Grande Armée of Napoleon crosses the Nieman River and begins invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for Franch
  • June 24, 1821
    Simón Bolívar defeat the Royalist forces, led by Spanish Field Marshal Miguel de la Torre at Battle of Carabobo outside of Caracas
  • June 24, 1859
    At the Battle of Solferino, also known as the Battle of the Three Sovereigns, the French army led by Napoleon III defeat the Austrian army under Franz Joseph I in northern Italy during Second Italian War of Independence
  • June 24, 1932
    Bloodless revolution ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
  • June 24, 1993
    Andrew Wiles, a British mathematician, wins worldwide fame after presenting his solution for Fermat's Last Theorem, a problem that has been unsolved for more than three centuries

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