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 This day in History - June 24
382 Historic Events for June 24
1817

Thomas McKean, US attorney/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 83

Death
1817

1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast

Event
1820

Henry Rootes Jackson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898

Birth
1821

Battle of Carabobo; Bol¡var defeats royalists outside of Caracas

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1822

Birkett Davenport Fry, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891

Birth
1832

Edward Harland, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1915

Birth
1838

Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism)

Birth
1839

Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift and Co

Birth
1840

Louis Brassin, composer

Birth
1841

Fordham University (then St John's College), opens in the Bronx

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1842

Ambrose Bierce, US, satirist (Devil's Dictionary)

Birth
1843

Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside of ghetto in Italy

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1846

Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished

Event
1847

Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer

Birth
1848

Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)

Birth
1850

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, England, original Order of Merit member

Birth
1851

Peter S Kíyer, Danish painter/sculptor/graphic artist

Birth
1852

Victor Adler, Austrian Foreign minister (1918)

Birth
1859

Battle of Solferino, N-Italy: France/Sardinia-Austria

Event
1861

Battle of Mathias Point, VA-US attacks Confederate batteries

Event
1861

Abdl-Medjid, 31st sultan of Turkey (1839-61), dies at 38

Death
1861

Tennessee becomes 11th (and last) state to secede from US

Event
1863

Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee's army crosses Potomac

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1866

2nd Battle at Custozza: Prussian-Austria beats Italian army

Event
1873

Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer

Birth