/ 24 June 2024

24 June 2024

Both Houses of Federal Parliament sitting (until 27 June) – Canberra

From 8.00pm (AEST) – Wimbledon qualifying (on until 27 June) – London, and watch on the BBC Sports website

International Day of Women in Diplomacy

Birthdays for Mick Fleetwood (1947), Australian champion sprinter Raelene Boyle (1951), Mindy Kaling (1979), Solange Knowles (1986) and Lionel Messi (1987)

Anniversary of:

  • The first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (1978)
  • Julia Gillard becoming Australia’s 27th Prime Minister (2010)
  • the longest match in tennis history, where American John Isner defeated France’s Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon after 11 hours and 5 minutes of play over 3 days (2010)
  • the resignation of UK PM David Cameron after the Brexit referendum supported leaving the EU (2016)
  • women being allowed to drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia after the ban was lifted (2018)
  • the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade, effectively criminalising abortion in much of the nation (2022)

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