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Births on this Day
  • 1669-06-24 - Francois van Aerssen: Dutch Vice-Admiral (Suriname / Algeria)
  • 1746-06-24 - Jean Baptiste Rochefort: Composer
  • 1747-06-24 - Johann Melchior Dreyer: Composer
  • 1762-06-24 - Johann Paul Wessely: Composer
  • 1771-06-24 - E I Du Pont: France -- Chemist / Scientist (Du Pont)
  • 1803-06-24 - George James Webb: Composer
  • 1804-06-24 - Stephan L Endlicher: Austrian priest / Botanist

Deaths on this Day
  • 1712-06-24 - Simon van der Stel: Dutch gov of Cape Colony (1679-99), dies at 72
  • 1724-06-24 - Johann Theile: German Composer (Adam und Eva), dies at 77
  • 1778-06-24 - Peter Burmannus Secundus [P Burman]: Dutch classicist, dies at 64
  • 1803-06-24 - Matthew Thornton: Irish / US Physician / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 88
  • 1882-06-24 - Joseph Joachim Raff: German opera Composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
  • 1891-06-24 - Ann Sheppard Mounsey: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1894-06-24 - M F Sadi Carnot: President of France (1887-94), murdered at about 56

Events on this Day
  • 1340-06-24 - Battle at Lock: English fleet beats France / Genuezen, 10-30,000 killed
  • 1340-06-24 - In the Hundred Years War, British fleet destroys French at Sluys
  • 1396-06-24 - Crusaders under Earl of Nevers reach Vienna
  • 1397-06-24 - Sultan Bajezid I release caught crusaders free, for ransom
  • 1497-06-24 - John Cabot claims eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)
  • 1509-06-24 - Henry VIII crowned King of England
  • 1527-06-24 - Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking RC possessions

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