June is the sixth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, June was the fourth month of the year. It became the sixth month when January and February were added to the calendar. It is the month that has the most amount of daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shortest amount of daylight hours in the Southern hemisphere.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. June 24 has its own special significance in India and world history.
There are 30 days in June and it does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.
Another belief is that the month’s name comes from the Latin work iuniores which means “younger ones”.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on June 24. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 24 June:
- 1206: Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi Sultanate, was crowned in Lahair (now Pakistan).
- 1564: Queen Durgavati, the heroine of India, was martyred during the war with the Mughals.
- 1717: England’s Premier Grand Lodge, ‘Modern’ and the first Free-Maison Grand Lodge (which merged with the Grand Lodge of England in 1813 with the Grand Lodge of England) was established in London.
- 1725: The first meeting of the Grand Lodge of Ireland took place in Dublin, making it the second most senior Grand Lodge in Freemasonry in the world.
- 1731: William Ellen, Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia, was appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania.
- 1735: Effective date of the Magician Act of 1735 in Great Britain that accused claimants of practicing witchcraft or accused of possessing magical powers, criminalizing claimants
- 1748: Kingswood School opened in Bristol by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley.
- 1778: David Rittenhouse took a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia.
- 1793: France adopted the Republican Constitution for the first time.
- 1794: Bowdoin College established in Brunswick, Maine.
- 1843: Vincenzo Soliva declares that no Jew can live outside the ghetto in Italy.
- 1859: Austria’s Sulforino War with France and Sardenia.
- 1918: First airmail service from Canada to Montreal begins in Toronto.
- 1922: The American Professional Football Association renamed the National Football League.
- 1948: World Health Organization’s first World Health Council was held in Geneva.
- 1961: India’s first indigenous HF24 supersonic fighter aircraft took off.
- 1963: Department of Posts and Telegraph launches National Telex Service.
- 1966: 117 people killed when an Air India aircraft going from Mumbai to New York crashed in Mount Blanc, Switzerland.
- 1986: Government of India also approved maternity benefit for unmarried women.
- 1995: South Africa won the Rugby World Cup.
- 2002: 281 people killed in train accident in African country Tanzania.
- 2004: Death penalty declared unconstitutional in New York.
- 2006: Abolition of capital punishment in Philippus.
- 2010: The longest match in tennis history at Wibbledon lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes.
- 2012: Mohammed Mursi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, becomes President of Egypt.