Today in History, English
Today in History, English

72451June 24Death2015 – Cristiano Araújo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1986)
72452June 24Death2015 – Mario Biaggi, American police officer and politician (b. 1917)
72453June 24Death2015 – Walter Browne, Australian-American chess and poker player (b. 1949)
72454June 24Death2015 – Marva Collins, American author and educator (b. 1936)
72455June 24Death2015 – Susan Ahn Cuddy, American lieutenant (b. 1915)
72456June 24Death2015 – John Palmer, English criminal (b. 1950)
72457June 24Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:María Guadalupe García ZavalaNativity of St. John the BaptistJune 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
72458June 24Holiday and observanceDiscovery Day, observed on the nearest Monday to June 24 (Newfoundland and Labrador)
72459June 24Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Armed Forces Day can fall, while June 30 is the latest celebrated on the last Saturday in June. (United Kingdom)
72460June 24Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while June 30 is the latest celebrated on the last Sunday in June. (Kenya)
72461June 24Holiday and observanceFeast of Raḥmat (Bahá'í Faith) (Date is generally June 24, but this may vary from year to year)
72462June 24Holiday and observanceArmy Day or Battle of Carabobo Day (Venezuela)
72463June 24Holiday and observanceBannockburn Day (Scotland)
72464June 24Holiday and observanceDay of the Caboclo (Amazonas, Brazil)
72465June 24Holiday and observanceSt John's Day and the second day of the Midsummer celebrations (although this is not the astronomical summer solstice, see June 20) (Roman Catholic Church, Europe), and its related observances:Enyovden (Bulgaria)Jaanipäev (Estonia)Jāņi (Latvia)Jónsmessa (
72466June 24Holiday and observanceYouth Day (Ukraine)
72467June 25Event524 – The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.
72468June 25Event841 – In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine.
72469June 25Event1530 – At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.
72470June 25Event1658 – Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Rio Nuevo during the Anglo-Spanish War.
72471June 25Event1678 – Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.
72472June 25Event1741 – Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary.
72473June 25Event1786 – Gavriil Pribylov discovers St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.
72474June 25Event1788 – Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
72475June 25Event1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
72476June 25Event1900 – The Taoist monk Wang Yuanlu discovers the Dunhuang manuscripts, a cache of ancient texts that are of great historical and religious significance, in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China.
72477June 25Event1906 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White.
72478June 25Event1910 – The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes” the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come.
72479June 25Event1910 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird is premiered in Paris, bringing him to prominence as a composer.
72480June 25Event1913 – American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

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