June 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 24



June 24th is the day we officially celebrate Fairy Day and Pralines Day.

Today marks day 176 of the year, and we have 190 days remaining until the end 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 fun & interesting facts about June 24th in history!


What memorable events happened on June 24 in history? Keep reading to find out!


The US supreme court officially overturned women’s constitutional right to abortion.

Roe v. Wade stemmed from a legal case in 1973. Later, this case became a constitutional right for women to have abortions. The decision was met with backlash from several communities stating privacy and health concerns.


A gunman opened fire and killed two people and injured 20 at a popular LGBTQ+ nightclub in Oslo, Norway.

A 42-year-old man was later arrested after opening fire at three other locations in the city. The police called the attack an “extreme Islamist terror act.” Organizers canceled the Pride parade following the police’s advice.


Pakistan International Airlines grounded 150 of its pilots after discovering their licenses were fake.

An internal investigation into Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) began after a horrific plane crash that claimed 97 lives was found to be caused by pilot error.


The Women’s International Soccer team played at a world record altitude of 18,999 ft at Kilimanjaro.


British Prime Minister David Cameron resigned after failing to prevent Brexit.

David Cameron was instrumental in bringing about the Brexit referendum. He intended to have the Brexit vote fail to silence the Eurosceptics in the Tory party. As a staunch Remain voter, Cameron resigned as he felt the country needed new leadership to handle Brexit.


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.

OTD in 2010: 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 USA’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the NOAA-17 satellite.

NOAA-17, a polar-orbiting weather satellite, was launched atop a Titan 23G rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. It functioned perfectly until it was decommissioned in April 2013. It then stayed in space until 2021, when it broke up in orbit.


The US Supreme Court declared that no president could 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 losing 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 January 1 the following year, and the first warning read, “Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your Health.”


Siam changed its name to Thailand.

Thai people have always referred to their nation as Thailand, but the foreign name for the nation was Siam, so Siam was used when dealing with outsiders. However, in 1939 Siam’s third Prime Minister decided to officially change the name to reflect what the Thai people called their nation.


Due to her pure talent and popularity, Mary Pickford became the first female actress to be offered a $1 million contract.

OTD in 1916: Due to her pure talent and popularity

Upon signing, she was allowed to pick and choose which movies she starred in.


Pablo Picasso had his first exhibition in Paris, France.


The Battle of Custoza took place during the Third Italian War of Independence.

An Austrian army defeated the Italian army, which was led by Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora and Enrico Cialdini, during the Austro-Prussian War.


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.

OTD in 1497: Explorer John Cabot claimed Canada for England


A mysterious outbreak of dancing plague or choreomania occurred 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.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Mindy Kaling? See what other famous people were born on this day.


Tana Mongeau


Internet Personality

Tana Mongeau


25 years old

Born In:

Nevada, USA


Solange Knowles



Solange Knowles


37 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA


Mindy Kaling



Mindy Kaling


44 years old

Born In:

Massachusetts, USA


Max Ehrich



Max Ehrich


32 years old

Born In:

New Jersey, USA

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, June 24th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…



Grover Cleveland



Grover Cleveland



Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland was an American president born on March 18, 1837. He died on this day in 1908, at age 71 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

Died On:

Jun 24, 1908 (Age 71)

Died In:

New Jersey, USA


Below you’ll find the most popular things people have said or written on this day throughout history.


All of life is a foreign country.

Jack Kerouac

American Novelist


It is not possible for any thinking person to live in such a society as our own without wanting to change it.

George Orwell

George Orwell

English Novelist


I’m always inclined to believe that the best way of knowing God is to love a great deal.

Special Holidays

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

June 24: National Pralines Day
United States

National Pralines Day

Praline was first created back in the 17th century in France, but it’s no longer an exclusively French recipe! Different variations of praline are now made worldwide, which is pretty fantastic as praline is delicious! So celebrate today by making some of your own, or just buy some!

June 24: International Fairy Day
United States

International Fairy Day

Fairies play an important role within the fantasy world. These little mythical creatures possess magical powers they can use for the greater good. So celebrate Fairy Day today by dressing up and sprinkling magic pixie dust here, there, and everywhere.

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Mulan has the highest kill-count of any Disney character, including villains, and was the first Disney Princess to be shown killing people on-screen.

Birthday & Zodiac

If you were born on June 24th, your zodiac sign is Cancer.

Cancers always know when there’s a secret to be found. So they will try hard to get to the bottom of the story and often ask question after question.

Alexandrite is the birthstone given to people born in June. Alexandrite was named after Alexander II of Russia, whose birthday was the same day the gemstone was first discovered.

For those of you who were born on this day, you were likely conceived the previous year on October 1.

A baby that is conceived on June 24, 2024, will be due next year around March 17.

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