Es passierte an einem 24 June

1901 : First exhibition of Pablo Picasso

On June 24, 1901, the first major exhibition of paintings by Pablo Picasso was unveiled in Paris, rue Lafitte.

1948 : Beginning of the blockade of West Berlin

On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union began a blockade of West Berlin.
At the end of the war, Germany was divided into four zones assigned to the Soviet Union, the United States, Britain and France. The Soviet Union wanted a neutral Germany, while the U.S. wanted a reunification and they had join their area to those of England and France. To protest against this situation, the Soviet Union began a blockade of the part of Berlin that they did not rule and which was wedged in the middle of their zone.
To counter this blockade, the United States supplied all West Berlin for almost a year and the Soviet Union had to acknowledge their defeat.

1995 : South Africa wins the Rugby World Cup

On June 24, 1995, the South African Springboks beat the All Blacks in New Zealand in the final of the Rugby World Cup at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. Rugby was a sport for White people in South Africa during apartheid and Blacks people did not support the Springboks team. When Mandela became President, he decided that rugby could be a way to bring people together and had given his full support to the national team. In addition, the day of the final, he was was present and was wearing the Springboks captain's shirt.
The history between Mandela, the Springbok captain Francois Penaar and rugby, was the subject of a Clint Eastwood movie with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

2002 : Train crash in Tanzania

On June 24, 2002, the brakes of a passenger train broke on top of a hill. The train rushed at full speed on a stationary goods train.
281 people were killed.

Tagesaktualität : 24 June

National Day in Quebec
June 24 is the Québec's National Day. This day is called Saint-Jean-Baptiste. First celebrated because of the summer solstice, it later became the festival of French Canadian before officially becoming the National Day of all Quebecers in 1977.

Zitat des Tages : 24 June

Morgan Freeman
I've been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It's boring.

Geburtstage : 24 June

Ambrose Bierce, American journalist (1842)
Victor Francis Hess, Austrian-American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1883)
Roy O. Disney, Co-founder of the Walt Disney Company (1893)
Juan Manuel Fangio, Formula One racing car driver (1911)
Ernesto Sabato, Argentine writer (1911)
Pearl Witherington, World War II SOE agent (1914)
Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1927)
Claude Chabrol, French director (1930)
Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, President of Chile (1994 - 2000) (1942)
George Pataki, Governor of New York (1995 - 2006) (1945)
Mick Fleetwood, English musician (1947)
John Illsley, English musician (Dire Straits) (1949)
Nancy Allen, American actress (1950)
Joe Penny, American actor (1956)
Iain Glen, Scottish actor (1961)
Richard Z. Kruspe, German guitarist (Rammstein) (1967)
Glenn Medeiros, American singer (1970)
Robbie McEwen, Australian cyclist (1972)
Cicinho, Brazilian footballer (1980)
Liane Balaban, Canadian actress (1980)
Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer (1987)

Sie haben uns verlassen 24 June

Hongwu , Emperor of China (1398)
Lucrezia Borgia, Pope Alexander VI's daughter (1519)
Edward de Vere, Elizabethan courtier, poet, soldier and politician (1604)
Marie François Sadi Carnot, French politician (1894)
Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1908)
Tony Hancock, English comedian (1968)
Jackie Gleason, American actor (1987)

Tipp des Tages : 24 June

How to dress for a wedding on the beach

The beach weddings are becoming more popular and we dress less formally in these cases. However, it is better to ask what style of clothing is expected.
For a woman, choose a dress which is practical and comfortable. We must also learn about the weather and provide a garment to cover ourselves if it's getting cooler.
A man will wear a less formal suit than in a traditional ceremony and tie may be omitted.
We must also gat information about the nature of the sand of the beach. On many beaches of the Riviera, for example, even when they are sandy beaches, it is better to sit down on a garment or a towel to avoid soiling our dress or suit, due to inherent dust in the artificial beaches.
Shoes should be easy to remove and as we will cary them by hand most of the time, they must be chosen carefully so that they can be a fashion accessory.
For the hair, it is better to choose a style that supports the wind from the seaside.
During the day, it is better not forget to protect ourselves and protect our children from the sun : hats, refreshments and sunscreen.

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