Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 24

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This is a list of selected June 24 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled June 24, 2019 featured article or the June 24, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Christianity); refimprove
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec, Canada; refimprove section
Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela (1821); refimprove
1128Alfonso I fought the Battle of São Mamede, the first step toward Portuguese independence from Galicia. no footnotes
1314 – In the decisive battle in the First War of Scottish Independence, Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce defeated English troops under Edward II near Bannockburn, Scotland. lead too short
1535 – Count Franz von Waldeck took Münster from the Anabaptists, ending the Münster rebellion. refimprove
1596 – The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reached Bantam on Java. need to verify date (Cornelis de Houtman article says June 27)
1812Napoleonic Wars: The French Grande Armée under Napoleon crossed the Neman River, marking the start of their invasion of Russia. lead too long
1894Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio fatally stabbed Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of the French Third Republic, after Carnot delivered a speech at a public banquet in Lyon. refimprove
1932 – A group of military and civilians engineered a bloodless coup in Siam, ending the absolute rule of the Chakri Dynasty. essay, empty section
1945 – The Soviet Army held a victory parade in Moscow to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. refimprove
1947 – In one of the first widely reported unidentified flying object sightings in the United States, businessman and pilot Kenneth Arnold saw nine luminous disks in the form of saucers flying above the state of Washington near Mount Rainier. refimprove
1948Cold War: The Soviet Union blocked access to the American, British, and French sectors of Berlin, cutting off all rail and road routes going into Soviet-controlled territory in Germany. refimprove section
1957 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roth v. United States that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. needs more footnotes
1981 – The Humber Bridge opened, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England, at the time the longest single-span suspension bridge. refimprove section
Marjorie Cameron (d. 1995) · date of death differs between lead and article


June 24

Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral

Mustafa I (b. 1591) · Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (b. 1850) · Minor White (d. 1976)

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