11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 24th June

John F Kennedy In Dallas Motorcade

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1314 - Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce win over Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland

2. 1509 - Henry VIII is crowned King of England

3. 1717 - The Freemasons are founded in London

4. 1901 - The first major exhibition of Pablo Picasso's artwork opens at a gallery on Paris' Rue Lafitte, a street known for its prestigious art galleries.

5. 1908 - The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, dies in Princeton

6. 1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledges all possible support to the Soviet Union

7. 1948 - The Soviet Union began a blockade of Berlin. Allied forces responded with what would be known as the Berlin Airlift, flying in more than 2 million tons of supplies over the next year

8. 1953 - John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announce their engagement

9. 1983 - America's first woman in space, Sally Ride, returns safely in the Challenger space shuttle after a six-day flight

10. 2003 - Beyoncé Knowles releases her debut solo album Dangerously in Love

11. 2011 - New York passes a law to allow same-sex marriage, becoming the largest state that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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