This Day in History on 24 June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 24 June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

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)

Further Reading

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