On This day 24 June

Important Days

Important Events

1813 – Battle of Beaver Dams: A British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army.

2010 – John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.
2010 – Julia Gillard assumes office as the first female Prime Minister of Australia.
2012 – Lonesome George, the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise, dies.
2013 – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is found guilty of abusing his power and having sex with an underage prostitute, and is sentenced to seven years in prison.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1937 – Anita Desai, Indian-American author and academic

1990 – Richard Sukuta-Pasu, German footballer
1991 – Yasmin Paige, English actress
1991 – Aidan Sezer, Australian rugby league player
1992 – David Alaba, Austrian footballer
1996 – Duki, Argentinian rapper

Death/ Death Anniversary

1980 – V. V. Giri, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th President of India (b. 1894)

2014 – Eli Wallach, American actor (b. 1915)
2015 – Cristiano Araújo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1986)
2015 – Mario Biaggi, American police officer, politician and criminal (b. 1917)
2015 – Marva Collins, American author and educator (b. 1936)
2015 – Susan Ahn Cuddy, American lieutenant (b. 1915)