June 24

This Day in History

1901

Picasso exhibited in Paris

On June 24, 1901, Pablo Picasso shows his paintings for the first time in Paris at a gallery on the prestigious rue Lafitte. The 19-year-old Spanish artist was at the time a relative unknown outside … (more...)

1314

Battle of Bannockburn

On this day in 1314, in what became known as the Battle of Bannockburn, Scottish troops under the command of Robert the Bruce defeated English troops under the command of Edward II. This battle, in … (more...)

109

Trajan Inaugurates Aqua Traiana

On this day in the year 109, Emperor Trajan opened the Aqua Traiana aqueduct, channelling fresh spring water from sources around Lake Bracciano to Rome, the bustling capital of his empire. The vast … (more...)