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Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 kilometres (25 miles) north-west of Rome. (24. June 109)

Julius Nepos forces Roman usurper Glycerius to abdicate the throne and proclaims himself Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. (24. June 474)

The Battle of Moira is fought between the High King of Ireland and the Kings of Ulster and Dalriada. It is claimed to be largest battle in the history of Ireland. (24. June 637)

Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place. (24. June 972)

Battle of São Mamede, near Guimarães: forces led by Alfonso I defeat forces led by his mother Teresa of León and her lover Fernando Pérez de Traba. After this battle, the future king calls himself "Prince of Portugal", the first step towards "official independence" that will be reached in 1139 after the Battle of Ourique. (24. June 1128)

The Siege of Jaén started in the context of the Spanish Reconquista. (24. June 1230)

First War of Scottish Independence: the Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce, though England did not recognize Scottish independence until 1328 with the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton. (24. June 1314)

Hundred Years' War: Battle of Sluys – The French fleet is almost completely destroyed by the English Fleet commanded in person by King Edward III. (24. June 1340)

A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion. (24. June 1374)

John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings. (24. June 1497)

Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England. (24. June 1509)

The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded. (24. June 1535)

Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines. (24. June 1571)

The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam (on Java). (24. June 1597)

Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. (24. June 1604)

Battle of Macau: The Dutch attempt but fail to capture Macau. (24. June 1622)

The Premier Grand Lodge of England, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London, England. (24. June 1717)

American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins. (24. June 1779)

The first Republican constitution in France is adopted. (24. June 1793)

Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon's Grande Armée crosses the Neman River beginning the invasion of Russia. (24. June 1812)

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