Historical Events for 24th June 2024

1396 – Crusaders under Earl of Nevers reach Vienna
1664 – Colony of New Jersey founded when Duke of York grants Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret ownership of land between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers
1692 – Kingston, Jamaica, founded after Port Royal at mouth of the harbour destroyed by an earthquake
1750 – Jesuit priest hold first mass in The Little Chapel in Tadoussac, New France (built 1747, now the oldest surviving church in North America)
1843 – Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside a ghetto in Italy
1900 – Dutch Social-Democratic Workers’ party and Socialistenbond merge
1953 – KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
1974 – India is dismissed for 42 in 17 overs in 2nd Test defeat to England at Lord’s; lowest total in country’s Test cricket history; Chris Old 5-21, Geoff Arnold 4-19
1986 – Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
1989 – Jiang Zemin appointed the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

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