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Daily Run Down 06/24/2012: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 109, Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, the 25-mile aqueduct.
  • In 238, Roman Emperor Maximinus Thrax dies.
  • In 1374, A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causes hallucinations and twitching of Citizens in Aachen, Germany.
  • In 1509, Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
  • In 1587, William Arnold, English colonial settler, is born.
  • In 1604, Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John’s River in New Brunswick, Canada.
  • In 1717, The first masonic grand lodge, THe Premier Grand Lodge of England, is founded.
  • In 1777, English naval officer and explorer John Ross is born.
  • In 1793, The First Republican constitution of France is adopted.
  • In 1842, American author Ambrose Bierce is born.
  • In 1850, English field marshal Horatio Kitchener is born.
  • In 1880, The first performance of O Canada occurs.
  • In 1893, American Businessman Roy Disney is born.
  • In 1902, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, thus delaying his coronation.
  • In 1908, 22nd and 24th President of the United States, Grover Cleveland dies.
  • In 1930, American publisher William Bernard Ziff, Jr. is born.
  • In 1939, Siam is renamed to Thailand.
  • In 1987, American Actor and Musician Jackie Gleason dies.
  • In 2004, New York declares capital punishment unconstitutional.
  • In 2006, Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenet Ramsey, dies.

Look for more current news tomorrow and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.

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Total Number of stories: 68

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