Saturday, June 24, 2017
History for June 24 - On-This-Day.com
E.I. Du Pont (Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours) 1771 - Chemist, industrialist, Ambrose Bierce 1842 - Journalist, editorialist, Irving Kaufman 1910 - U.S. Supreme Court judge
Norman Cousins 1915 - Journalist, author, Mick Fleetwood 1947 - Musician (Fleetwood Mac Merchandise), Nancy Allen 1950 - Actress
1314 - Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland.
1497 - Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland.
1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted U.S. patent #3,633 for vulcanized rubber.
1922 - The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support to the Soviet Union.
1964 - The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting in 1965, cigarette manufactures would be required to include warnings on their packaging about the harmful effects of smoking.
1982 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that no president could be sued for damages connected with actions taken while serving as President of the United States.
1997 - The U.S. Air Force released a report titled "The Roswell Report, Case Closed" that dismissed the claims that an alien spacecraft had crashed in Roswell, NM, in 1947.