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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.

Novità del giorno : 24 Giugno

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.

Citazione del giorno : 24 Giugno

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.

Compleanni : 24 Giugno

Ambrose Bierce, Giornalista americano (1842)
Victor Francis Hess, Fisico austriaco americano, Premio Nobel per la Fisica (1883)
Roy O. Disney, Co-fondatore della Walt Disney Company (1893)
Juan Manuel Fangio, Pilota di Formula Uno argentino (1911)
Ernesto Sabato, Scrittore argentino (1911)
Pearl Witherington, Agente di SOE durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale (1914)
Martin Lewis Perl, Fisico americano, premio Nobel (1927)
Claude Chabrol, Regista francese (1930)
Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Presidente del Cile (1994 - 2000) (1942)
George Pataki, Governatore di New York (1995 - 2006) (1945)
Mick Fleetwood, Musicista inglese (1947)
John Illsley, Musicista inglese (Dire Straits) (1949)
Nancy Allen, Attrice americana (1950)
Joe Penny, Attore americano (1956)
Iain Glen, Attore scozzese (1961)
Richard Z. Kruspe, Chitarrista tedesco (Rammstein) (1967)
Glenn Medeiros, Cantante americano (1970)
Robbie McEwen, Ciclista australiano (1972)
Cicinho, Calciatore brasiliano (1980)
Liane Balaban, Attrice canadese (1980)
Lionel Messi, Calciatore argentino (1987)

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Hongwu , Imperatore della Cina (1398)
Lucrezia Borgia, Figlia di papa Alessandro VI (1519)
Edward de Vere, Cortigiano, poeta, soldato e uomo politico inglese (1604)
Marie François Sadi Carnot, Politico francese (1894)
Grover Cleveland, 22 e 24 Presidente degli Stati Uniti (1908)
Tony Hancock, Comico inglese (1968)
Jackie Gleason, Attore americano (1987)
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