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June 24 - List of Other Events in the world
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217 BC The Battle of Lake Trasimene was fought on this day. The Romans, who were led by Gaius Flaminius, were ambushed and defeated by Hannibal.
474 Julius Nepos proclaimed himself Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
1374 Aachen in Germany experienced a sudden outbreak of the St. John's Dance. People began to experience hallucinations and jumped and twitched uncontrollably until they fell from exhaustion.
1509 Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon became the King and Queen of England.
1531 On this day, the Mexican city of San Juan del Río was founded.
1571 Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines was founded on this day by Miguel López de Legazpi.
1779 American Revolutionary War: On this day began the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
1793 France adopted the first Republican constitution.
1866 Battle of Custoza: During the Austro-Prussian War, an Austrian army defeated the Italian army on this day.
1913 On this day, Greece and Serbia annulled their alliance with Bulgaria.
1918 Canada witnessed the first airmail service from Montreal to Toronto.
1939 Siam was renamed Thailand.
1947 American aviator and businessman Kenneth Arnold made the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier in Washington.
1963 Zanzibar was granted internal self-government by the United Kingdom.
1973 At least 32 people died in the UpStairs Lounge arson attack. The people died as a result of fire or smoke inhalation in the attack which took place at a gay bar located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1981 The Humber Bridge was opened to traffic on this day. The bridge connected Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
1989 Following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Jiang Zemin succeeded Zhao Ziyang as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
2002 At least 281 people were killed in the Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281.
2004 On this day, capital punishment was declared unconstitutional in New York.
2010 Julia Gillard became the first female Prime Minister of Australia.
2013 Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy, was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of abusing his power and having sex with an underage prostitute.

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