On This Day in History for July 24 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 136 of 136

  • 1981 Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
  • 1982 KHJ (LA) & KFRC (SF) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations
  • 1982 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • 1983 Pine Tar Game: Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)
  • 1983 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
  • 1985 Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

1985 French DGSE officers Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart are arrested and charged with murder over the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

  • 1986 SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
  • 1986 13th Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1987 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
  • 1987 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1989 Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • 1990 Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
  • 1990 US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
  • 1991 Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
  • 1991 U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system

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1992 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1992 Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
  • 1993 Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans
  • 1994 Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
  • 1994 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • 1998 Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
  • 2001 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
  • 2001 An Iranian warship in the Caspian Sea threatens a BP oil exploration ship off the coast of Azerbaijan
  • 2002 James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.

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2002 On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas' ('The Three Musketeers') ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony.

  • 2007 Libya frees all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya.
  • 2012 Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia
  • 2012 John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills
  • 2013 22 are left dead after a conflict between the Knights Templar Cartel and Mexican police in Michoacan
  • 2013 80 people are killed and 140 are injured after a high-speed train derails in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 2014 116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali
  • 2014 Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq
  • 2014 Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel
  • 2014 Over 10,000 Palestinians protest Israel's operation in Gaza; 2 Palestinians killed after Al-Aqsa Brigades members fire at Israeli forces

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2015 US President Barack Obama begins an historic 2 day visit to Kenya

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 103 of 103

  • 1988 Luke Mitchell, Scottish murderer
  • 1993 Arissa Seagal, daughter of Kelly LeBrock & Steven Seagal
  • 1998 Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer; daughter of Steve Irwin

Weddings in History

Deaths in History