Monday 24 June 1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Caloni and Maria Carta.
The Sea Hawk, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela (1821)
- FOte nationale du QuTbec, also called St-Jean-Baptiste Day
- Day of Indian in Peru
- Original Midsummer's Eve in Finland and Sweden, although the official holiday is now moved to the nearest Friday
- St. John's Day in Estonia and Sao Joao in Porto
- Festival of San Juan observed in Bolivia and Peru
- American Radio Relay League - Field Day 2006
- Philippe Caloni: French radio journalist.
- Maria Carta: Italian folk music singer-songwriter who also performed in film and theatre and, in 1975, wrote a book of poetry, "Ritual Song.
- Hope Cooke: American wealthy socialite, the Maharani of Sikkim with her marriage to Prince Palden Thondup Namgyal.
- Maurizio Mosca: Italian writer and humorist, a sports commentator who is noted for his controversial views.
- Vittorio Storaro: Italian cinematographer.
- France signs an armistice with Italy during WWII
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