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

1793: France adopted the first Republican constitution.

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

1880: The song “O Canada” was sung for the first time as the national anthem of Canada.

1939: Siam was renamed Thailand.

1982: Compulsory teaching of Kannada language in all schools in Karnataka.

1989: Majority opposition members resigned from Lok Sabha on the issue of CAG report on Bofors gun deal.

2010: Julia Gillard became Australia’s first female Prime Minister.

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

1863: Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade, an Indian historian, scholar, writer, commentator, and orator.

1893: Roy O. Disney, an American businessman and co-founder of The Walt Disney Company.

1897: Pt. Omkarnath Thakur, an Indian music teacher, musicologist, and Hindustani classical singer.

1908: Guru Gopinath, an Indian actor, and dancer.

1927: Kannadasan, an Indian philosopher, poet, film song lyricist, producer, actor, script-writer, editor, and philanthropist.

1937: Anita Desai, Indian-American author and academic

1962: Gautam Adani, an Indian billionaire industrialist.

1966: Vijayashanti, an Indian film actress, producer, and politician.

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

1881: Pandit Shradhharam Sharma, an Indian poet.

1908: Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th president of the United States.

1980: V. V. Giri, the fourth president of India.

1997: Sanjukta Panigrahi, an Indian classical dancer.

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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