On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Nineteen-year-old Pablo Picasso enjoys his first major exhibition. His work is displayed in a gallery on Rue Lafitte, a Paris street esteemed for its art galleries.
Toronto-born actress Mary Pickford, sweetheart of the silent film era, signs the first seven-figure contract in Hollywood.
Explorer John Cabot, on a voyage for England, spots land, marking the first recorded sighting of North American land by a European.
Henry VIII is crowned king of England.
Born on This Day
Born: June 24, 1895
Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States
1987 | 26 years old
Children's Activist, Soccer Player
1941 | 25 years old
Died on This Day
Royalty / 1480 - 1519
Lucrezia Borgia was an Italian noblewoman and daughter of Pope Alexander VI. A notorious reputation precedes her, and she is inextricably, and perhaps unfairly, linked to the crimes and debauchery of her family.
Died: June 24, 1519
Age: 39 years old
Place: Ferarra , Italy
1604 | 54 years old
1971 | 52 years old
Died: June 24, 1987
Age: 71 years old
Place: Fort Lauderdale, Florida , United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
Lawyer, Governor, Mayor, U.S. President / 1837 - 1908
The 22nd and 24th president, Grover Cleveland is the only POTUS to serve two nonconsecutive terms, as well as the first to be married in the White House.
1908 | 71 years old
Lawyer, Governor, Mayor, U.S. President
Writer, Editor, Journalist, Government Official / 1801 - 1877
Robert Dale Owen, son of the Welsh social reformer Robert Owen, is best known for being integral to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.
1877 | 75 years old
Writer, Editor, Journalist, ...
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