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Sunday 24 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Bannockburn Day (Scotland. The Battle of Bannockburn 24 June 1314 was a significant Scottish victory in the First War of Scottish Independence, and a landmark in Scottish history. Stirling Castle, a Scots royal fortress, occupied by the English, was under siege by the Scottish army)
  • Discovery Day, observed on the nearest Monday to June 24 (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Events

  • 2010 – John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.
  • 2010 – Julia Gillard assumes office as the first female Prime Minister of Australia.
  • 1957 – In Roth v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.
  • 1954 – First Indochina War: Battle of Mang Yang Pass: Viet Minh troops belonging to the 803rd Regiment ambush G.M. 100 of France in An Khê.
  • 1949 – The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.
  • 1947 – Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
  • 1940 – World War II: Operation Collar, the first British Commando raid on occupied France, by No 11 Independent Company.
  • 1922 – The American Professional Football Association is renamed the National Football League.
  • 1918 – First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
  • 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.
  • 1880 – First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.
  • 1813 – Battle of Beaver Dams: A British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army.
  • 1793 – The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
  • 1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1717 – The Premier Grand Lodge of England, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London.
  • 1604 – Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • 1597 – The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Banten, Java.
  • 1497 – John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings.
  • 1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce.
  • 972 – Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place.

Births

  • 1986 – Phil Hughes, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Solange Knowles, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1984 – J.J. Redick, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Minka Kelly, American actress
  • 1979 – Mindy Kaling, American actress and producer
  • 1978 – Ariel Pink, American singer-songwriter
  • 1976 – Brock Olivo, American football player and coach
  • 1974 – Chris Guccione, American baseball player and umpire
  • 1970 – Glenn Medeiros, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Alaa Abdelnaby, Egyptian-American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Jeff Cease, American guitarist
  • 1967 – Sherry Stringfield, American actress
  • 1966 – Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1966 – Hope Sandoval, American singer-songwriter and musician (Mazzy Star)
  • 1964 – Gary Suter, American ice hockey player and scout
  • 1963 – Mike Wieringo, American author and illustrator (d. 2007)
  • 1963 – Preki, Serbian-American soccer player and coach
  • 1961 – Dennis Danell, American singer and guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1961 – Ralph E. Reed, Jr., American journalist and activist
  • 1960 – Siedah Garrett, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1958 – John Tortorella, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1957 – Mark Parkinson, American lawyer and politician, 45th Governor of Kansas
  • 1955 – Loren Roberts, American golfer
  • 1953 – William E. Moerner, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1950 – Mercedes Lackey, American author
  • 1950 – Nancy Allen, American actress
  • 1947 – Mick Fleetwood, English-American drummer
  • 1947 – Peter Weller, American actor and director
  • 1946 – Ellison Onizuka, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1946 – Robert Reich, American economist and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Labor
  • 1945 – George Pataki, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of New York
  • 1944 – Kathryn Lasky, American author
  • 1942 – Michele Lee, American actress and singer
  • 1938 – Lawrence Block, American author
  • 1937 – Anita Desai, Indian-American author and academic
  • 1935 – Terry Riley, American composer and educator
  • 1933 – Sam Jones, American basketball player and coach
  • 1931 – Billy Casper, American golfer and architect (d. 2015)
  • 1930 – William Bernard Ziff, Jr., American publisher (d. 2006)
  • 1929 – Carolyn S. Shoemaker, American astronomer
  • 1927 – James B. Edwards, American dentist, soldier, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Energy (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Jack Carter, American actor and comedian (d. 2015)
  • 1919 – Al Molinaro, American actor (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Mildred Ladner Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1917 – David Easton, Canadian-American political scientist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1917 – Lucy Jarvis, American television producer
  • 1917 – Ramblin' Tommy Scott, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1916 – William B. Saxbe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 70th United States Attorney General (d. 2010)
  • 1914 – Jan Karski, Polish-American activist and academic (d. 2000)
  • 1906 – Willard Maas, American poet and educator (d. 1971)
  • 1905 – Fred Alderman, American sprinter (d. 1998)
  • 1904 – Phil Harris, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1995)
  • 1901 – Chuck Taylor, American basketball player and salesman (d. 1969)
  • 1901 – Harry Partch, American composer and theorist (d. 1974)
  • 1895 – Jack Dempsey, American boxer and soldier (d. 1983)
  • 1893 – Roy O. Disney, American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1971)
  • 1888 – Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect, designed the Rietveld Schröder House (d. 1964)
  • 1884 – Frank Waller, American runner (d. 1941)
  • 1883 – Arthur L. Newton, American runner (d. 1956)
  • 1883 – Frank Verner, American runner (d. 1966)
  • 1883 – Victor Francis Hess, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
  • 1880 – Oswald Veblen, American mathematician and academic (g. 1960)
  • 1872 – Frank Crowninshield, American journalist and art and theatre critic (d. 1947)
  • 1867 – Ruth Randall Edström, American educator and activist (d. 1944)
  • 1865 – Robert Henri, American painter and educator (d. 1929)
  • 1856 – Henry Chapman Mercer, American archaeologist and author (d. 1930)
  • 1842 – Ambrose Bierce, American short story writer, essayist, and journalist (d. 1914)
  • 1839 – Gustavus Franklin Swift, American businessman (d. 1903)
  • 1813 – Francis Boott, American composer (d. 1904)
  • 1813 – Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and reformer (d. 1887)
  • 1811 – John Archibald Campbell, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1889)
  • 1804 – Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
  • 1797 – John Hughes, Irish-American archbishop (d. 1864)
  • 1788 – Thomas Blanchard, American inventor (d. 1864)
  • 1771 – Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, French chemist and businessman, founded DuPont (d. 1834)
  • 1753 – William Hull, American general and politician, 1st Governor of Michigan Territory (d. 1825)
  • 1587 – William Arnold, English-American settler (d. 1675)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Mario Biaggi, American police officer, politician and criminal (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Marva Collins, American author and educator (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Susan Ahn Cuddy, American lieutenant (b. 1915)
  • 2014 – Eli Wallach, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2013 – Alan Myers, American drummer (b. 1955)
  • 2013 – William Hathaway, American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Ann C. Scales, American lawyer, educator, and activist (b. 1952)
  • 2012 – Darrel Akerfelds, American baseball player and coach (b. 1962)
  • 2010 – Fred Anderson, American jazz tenor saxophonist (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Paul Winchell, American actor, voice artist, and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • 1997 – Brian Keith, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 1991 – Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-American author and playwright (b. 1917)
  • 1987 – Jackie Gleason, American actor, comedian, and producer (b. 1916)
  • 1976 – Minor White, American photographer, critic, and academic (b. 1908)
  • 1969 – Frank King, American cartoonist (b. 1883)
  • 1969 – Willy Ley, German-American historian and author (b. 1906)
  • 1964 – Stuart Davis, American painter and academic (b. 1892)
  • 1947 – Emil Seidel, American politician, Mayor of Milwaukee (b. 1864)
  • 1946 – Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • 1931 – Otto Mears, Russian-American businessman (b. 1840)
  • 1909 – Sarah Orne Jewett, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1849)
  • 1908 – Grover Cleveland, American lawyer and politician, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (b. 1837)
  • 1817 – Thomas McKean, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1734)
  • 1803 – Matthew Thornton, Irish-American judge and politician (b. 1714)
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