June 24th is the day we officially celebrate Fairy Day and Pralines Day.
Today marks day 175 of the year, and we have 190 days left of the year.
You’re about to unearth some incredible historical events that all happened throughout history on June 24, including one of the longest sports matches of all time and some major movie releases.
Did you know that on this day in 2010, the longest tennis match in history took place? In total, the match lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes and was played over 3 days.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 24th in history!
What Happened On June 24 In History?
The Women’s International Soccer team played at a world record altitude of 18,999 ft at Kilimanjaro.
The longest tennis match in history took place.
The match was between American player John Isner and French player Nicolas Mahut in Wimbledon. It lasted an incredible 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiered in Los Angeles.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest premiered at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California.
The movie had a budget of $225 million but amassed $1.066 billion at the Box Office.
The US Supreme Court declared that no president can be sued for their choices while in office.
The rule came after an Air Force personnel named Arthur Ernest Fitzgerald tried to sue President Richard Nixon after he lost his contractor position.
An announcement was made to say that all cigarette packages in the US must display health warnings.
The Federal Trade Commission implemented this rule from Jan 1 the following year and the first warning read "Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your Health".
Due to her pure talent and popularity, Mary Pickford became the first female actress to be offered a $1 million contract.
Upon singing she was allowed to pick and choose which movies she starred in.
Pablo Picasso had his first exhibition in Paris, France.
Henry VIII was crowned King of England.
Explorer John Cabot claimed Canada for England thinking he was in Asia, when he was actually in Nova Scotia.
A mysterious outbreak of dancing plague or choreomania occured in the German city of Aachen.
This was the first major record of choreomania in Europe. Residents came out of their homes and became out of control. It involved groups of people dancing erratically, sometimes thousands at a time.