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  • France
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1812

    Napoleon

    Napoleon prepared for an offensive campaign against Russia

    France
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1812

    Napoleon ignored repeated advice against an invasion of the Russian heartland and prepared for an offensive campaign; on 24 June 1812 the invasion commenced.




  • Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The Chosen leader of the great majority in Southern Ireland

    Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    Seizing the momentum, Lloyd George wrote to Éamon de Valera as "the chosen leader of the great majority in Southern Ireland" on 24 June, suggesting a conference.




  • Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    British Coalition Government's Cabinet decided to propose talks with the leader of Sinn Féin

    Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    On 24 June 1921, the British Coalition Government's Cabinet decided to propose talks with the leader of Sinn Féin. Coalition Liberals and Unionists agreed that an offer to negotiate would strengthen the Government's position if Sinn Féin refused.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Jun 24, 1948

    Harry S. Truman

    The Soviet Union blocked access to the three Western-held sectors of Berlin

    Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Jun 24, 1948

    On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union blocked access to the three Western-held sectors of Berlin.




  • Brazil
    Saturday Jun 24, 1950

    FIFA World Cup

    World Cup Returns

    Brazil
    Saturday Jun 24, 1950

    Competitions resumed with the 1950 World Cup in Brazil, which was the first to include British participants. British teams withdrew from FIFA in 1920, partly out of unwillingness to play against the countries they had been at war with, and partly as a protest against a foreign influence to football, but rejoined in 1946 following FIFA's invitation. England's involvement, however, was not to be a success.




  • Mang Yang, Vietnam
    Thursday Jun 24, 1954

    First Indochina War

    Battle of Mang Yang Pass

    Mang Yang, Vietnam
    Thursday Jun 24, 1954

    One month after Điện Biên Phủ, the composite Groupe Mobile 100 (GM100) of the French Union forces evacuated the An Khê outpost and was ambushed by a larger Việt Minh force at the Battle of Mang Yang Pass from June 24 to July 17.




  • India
    Tuesday Jun 24, 1975

    Indira Gandhi

    Declaring State of Emergency

    India
    Tuesday Jun 24, 1975

    Gandhi moved to restore order by ordering the arrest of most of the opposition participating in the unrest. Her Cabinet and government then recommended that President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed declare a state of emergency because of the disorder and lawlessness following the Allahabad High Court decision. Accordingly, Ahmed declared a State of Emergency caused by internal disorder, based on the provisions of Article 352(1) of the Constitution, on 25 June 1975.


  • United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1981

    James Bond

    For Your Eyes Only

    United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1981

    For Your Eyes Only is a 1981 spy film and the twelfth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the fifth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It marked the directorial debut of John Glen, who had worked as editor and second unit director on three other Bond films.


  • Rosario, Argentina
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1987

    Lionel Messi

    Birth

    Rosario, Argentina
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1987

    Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini born in 24 June 1987, in Rosario, Argentina.


  • Colombia
    Monday Jun 24, 1991

    Shakira

    Shakira's debut Album

    Colombia
    Monday Jun 24, 1991

    Shakira's debut album, Magia, was recorded with Sony Music Colombia in 1990 when she was only 13 years old.The songs are a collection made by her since she was eight, mixed pop-rock ballads and disco uptempo songs with electronic accompaniment; however, it was hampered by a lack of cohesion in both its recording and the production. The album was released in June 1991 and featured "Magia" and three other singles. Though it fared well on Colombian radio and gave the young Shakira much exposure, the album did not fare well commercially, as only 1,200 copies were sold worldwide.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Operation Corridor 92

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1992

    In June 1992, the Bosnian Serbs started Operation Corridor 92.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Jun 24, 1993

    Bosnian War

    An ARBiH defeat

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Jun 24, 1993

    On 24 June, the Battle of Žepče began that ended with an ARBiH defeat on 30 June.


  • Jerusalem, Israel
    Thursday Jun 24, 1993

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    Righteous Among the Nations

    Jerusalem, Israel
    Thursday Jun 24, 1993

    He and his wife, Emilie, were named Righteous Among the Nations, an award bestowed by the State of Israel on non-Jews who took an active role to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. on 24 June 1993. Schindler, along with Karl Plagge, Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz, Helmut Kleinicke, and Hans Walz are among the few Nazi Party members to be given this award. Other awards include the German Order of Merit.


  • Afghanistan
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1998

    Bin Laden

    Al-Qaeda congress

    Afghanistan
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1998

    Bin Laden and Al-Zawahiri organized an al-Qaeda congress on June 24, 1998.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Jun 24, 2005

    Lionel Messi

    First Contract

    Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Jun 24, 2005

    On 24 June 2005, his 18th birthday, Messi signed his first contract as a senior team player. It made him a Barcelona player until 2010, two years less than his previous contract, but his buyout clause increased to €150 million.


  • North America
    Tuesday Jun 24, 2008

    IKEA

    IKEA Home Stuff

    North America
    Tuesday Jun 24, 2008

    In 2008, IKEA paired up with the makers of video game The Sims 2 to make a stuff pack called IKEA Home Stuff, featuring many IKEA products. It was released on 24 June 2008 in North America and 26 June 2008 in Europe. It is the second stuff pack with a major brand, the first being The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff.


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Friday Jun 24, 2011

    Qasem Soleimani

    Official Journal of the European Union

    Brussels, Belgium
    Friday Jun 24, 2011

    On 24 June 2011, the Official Journal of the European Union said the three Iranian Revolutionary Guard members now subject to sanctions had been "providing equipment and support to help the Syrian government suppress protests in Syria".


  • England
    Friday Jun 24, 2016

    David Cameron

    Cameron announced that he would resign In October

    England
    Friday Jun 24, 2016

    On 24 June, a few hours after the results became known, Cameron announced that he would resign the office of Prime Minister by the start of the Conservative Party Conference in October 2016.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Jun 24, 2016

    Brexit

    The result was announced

    United Kingdom
    Friday Jun 24, 2016

    The result was announced on the morning of 24 June: 51.89% voted in favor of leaving the EU (Leave), and 48.11% voted in favor of remaining a member of the EU (Remain). After the result was declared, Cameron announced that he would resign by October. He stood down on 13 July 2016, with Theresa May becoming Prime Minister after a leadership contest. A petition calling for a second referendum attracted more than four million signatures, but was rejected by the government on 9 July.


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