June 24, 1509: Henry VIII was crowned king of England.
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June 24, 1647: Early American feminist Margaret Brent demanded a seat and vote in the Maryland Assembly, but was ejected from that body.
June 24, 1675: King Philip's War, the most devastating war between the colonists and Indians, began with Indians attacking the Swansea (Mass.) settlement.
June 24, 1908: The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, died in Princeton, N.J.
June 24, 1947: Kenneth Arnold, an American pilot, reported seeing strange objects near Mt. Rainier, Washington. He described them as "saucers skipping across the water," hence the term "flying saucers" was born.