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 This day in History - June 24
382 Historic Events for June 24
1673

John of Paffenrode, ruler of Ghussigny/poet, dies in battle

Death
1690

King Willem III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland [OS=June 14]

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1692

Kingston Jamaica founded

Event
1707

Kaspar von Stieler, German linguist/poet, dies at 74

Death
1712

Simon van der Stel, Dutch gov of Cape Colony (1679-99), dies at 72

Death
1717

1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

Event
1724

Johann Theile, German composer (Adam und Eva), dies at 77

Death
1746

Jean Baptiste Rochefort, composer

Birth
1747

Johann Melchior Dreyer, composer

Birth
1762

Johann Paul Wessely, composer

Birth
1771

E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)

Birth
1778

David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia

Event
1778

Peter Burmannus Secundus, [P Burman], Dutch classicist, dies at 64

Death
1783

Johann Heinrich von Thnen, economist/geographer/farmer

Birth
1793

1st republican constitution in France adopted

Event
1795

US and Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty

Event
1797

John Hughes, archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx

Birth
1803

George James Webb, composer

Birth
1803

Matthew Thornton, Irish/US physician/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 88

Death
1804

Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botanist

Birth
1806

English under commodore Popham/col Beresford reach Buenos Aires

Event
1808

Anna Caroline Oury, composer

Birth
1811

John Archibald Campbell, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1889

Birth
1813

Henry Ward Beecher, Litchfield Ct, clergyman/orator (Independent)

Birth
1813

Battle of Beaver Dam-British and Indian forces defeat US forces

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