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Importance of 24th June in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 24th June special in the world history.

1968
Death of Tony Hancock, British comedian .
Great Britain
1948
The USSR began a blockade of Berlin, cutting off all routes between West Germany and West Berlin. The Allies organised a massive airlift.
Germany
1948
Berlin blockade started by the Soviet Union
Germany
1932
A bloodless coup led to a new constitution being proclaimed in Siam (Thailand)
Thailand
1909
Birth of William Penney, British nuclear physicist, part of the Manhattan Project, led Britains development of the atomic bomb
Great Britain
1909
Death of Sarah Orne Jewett, American novelist and short story writer
United States
1908
Death of Grover Cleveland, former President of the United States .
United States
1908
Death of Grover Cleveland, US President
United States
1895
Birth of Jack Dempsey, boxer
Great Britain
1883
Birth of Victor Francis Hess, Austrian-born American physicist, Nobel Prize winner.
Austria
1870
Death of Adam Lindsay Gordon, poet
Australia
1859
Second War of Italian Independence: Battle of Solferino, Italy France and Sardinia defeated Austria
Italy
1850
Birth of Horatio, 1st Earl Kitchner, World War 1 Field Marshal
Great Britain
1717
Grand Lodge of English Freemasons formed
Great Britain
1559
The Elizabethan Prayer Book was first used
Great Britain
1532
Birth of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, favourite of Elizabeth 1
Great Britain
1509
Henry VIII was crowned King of England
Great Britain
1348
Order of the Garter founded by King Edward III of England – motto 'Honi soit qui mal y pense'
Great Britain
1340
Edward III personally commands the English fleet in their victory over the French off Sluys
Great Britain
1314
Battle of Bannockburn – Scots under Robert the Bruce routed the English led by Edward II – resulted in Scottish independence
Great Britain
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