Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
On 24, Sunday June 1894, Marie François Sadi Carnot, president of France, is assassinated.
On 24, Tuesday June 1919, Fabian “Fabe” McCarthy, rugby union footballer
On 24, Tuesday June 1919, Jack Naylor, American inventor, born (d. 2007)
On 24, Tuesday June 1919, Al Molinaro, American actor, born (d. 2015)
On 24, Saturday June 1944, David Ben-Gurion presents the One Million Plan to the Jewish Agency for Israel, proposing a million-strong Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries as well as from Europe to Mandatory Palestine.
On 24, Saturday June 1944, Dennis Butler, English former footballer and football manager, born
On 24, Saturday June 1944, Jeff Beck, English rock musician, born
On 24, Wednesday June 1959, Andy McCluskey, English musician and songwriter (OMD) , born
On 24, Tuesday June 1969, The United Kingdom and Rhodesia sever diplomatic ties, after Rhodesian constitutional referendum.
On 24, Tuesday June 1969, Rich Eisen, American television journalist, born
On 24, Tuesday June 1969, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Norwegian singer, born
On 24, Sunday June 1979, Bologna: The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, an international opinion tribunal, is founded at the initiative of Senator Lelio Basso.
On 24, Sunday June 1979, Petra Němcová, Czech model, born
On 24, Sunday June 1979, Joaquín de Orbegoso, Peruvian actor, born
On 24, Sunday June 1979, Craig Shergold, British cancer patient, born
On 24, Sunday June 1979, Mindy Kaling, American actress, comedian and author, born
On 24, Saturday June 1989, Jiang Zemin becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
On 24, Saturday June 1989, Hibari Misora, Japanese singer, died (b. 1937)
On 24, Saturday June 1989, Albennie Jones, American urban and jazz musician, died (b. 1914)
On 24, Friday June 1994, Tory Green, actor, born
On 24, Tuesday June 2014, Jacqueline Jarrett Goodnow, 89, cognitive psychologist., died
On 24, Tuesday June 2014, Eli Wallach, American actor, died (b. 1915)
On 24, Tuesday June 2014, Ramón José Velásquez, Venezuelan historian, journalist and politician, died (b. 1916)