On This Day🌄 June24

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Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom (2017)

1571 – Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi established a council to govern the city of Manila (Manila Cathedral pictured), now the capital of the Philippines.

1717 – The first Masonic Grand Lodge, the Premier Grand Lodge of England, was founded in London.

1880 – "O Canada", today the national anthem of Canada, was first performed in Quebec City, during a Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day banquet.

1937 – The United States' first two "fast battleships", the North Carolina class, were ordered from the New York and Philadelphia Naval Shipyards.

2010 – John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in the longest match in tennis history (11 hours and 5 minutes, spread over three days).