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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 175 of the year, and we have 190 days left of the year.

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

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 facts about June 24th in history!

What Happened On June 24 In History?

2017

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

2010

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.
2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiered in Los Angeles.

2006

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.
1982

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.
Source AP News
1964

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".
Source NY Times
1916

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 singing she was allowed to pick and choose which movies she starred in.
1901

Pablo Picasso had his first exhibition in Paris, France.

1509

Henry VIII was crowned King of England.

1497

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 thinking he was in Asia

Did you know that on this day, June 24th 2010, the longest tennis match in history took place?