On This Day In History, 24 June


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World Events Today

  • Henry VIII was crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey today in 1509, he reigned until his death in 1547
  • After losing the “Brexit” referendum the previous day, the British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation today in 2016
  • Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women drivers today in 2018

Entertainment Events Today

  • For Your Eyes Only, the 12th James Bond movie, starring Roger Moore for the 5th time, was released today in 1981
  • South Africa beat New Zealand 15-12 today in 1995, to win the 3rd Rugby World Cup, Joel Stransky scored the winning drop goal for the Springboks in extra time

Family Events Today

  • The American businessman Roy O Disney, the older brother of Walt and co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, was born today in 1893 in Chicago
  • The English celebrity cook Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the “Two Fat Ladies” duo, was born today in 1947 in London
  • The Argentinian footballer Lionel Andrés Messi, considered one of the best players in the world, was born today in 1987 in Rosario

Main Event Today

  • The Berlin Blockade, one of the first major international crises of the Cold War, started today in 1948, the Soviet Union blocked Western land access to the Western controlled sectors of Berlin

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Pralines Day

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