Events in History on July 24

  • 1132 Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
  • 1148 Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
  • 1411 Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
  • 1487 Citizens of Leeuwarden Neth rebel against ban on foreign beer

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1534 Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, claims it for France

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier

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1567 Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1577 Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
  • 1577 Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
  • 1581 States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Willem van Orange
  • 1651 Anthony Johnson, a free African American, receives grant of 250 acres in Virginia

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1673 Edmond Halley enters The Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • 1683 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord
  • 1692 French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • 1701 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
  • 1704 English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 1712 Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army

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1758 George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1783 Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
  • 1793 France passes 1st copyright law

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1799 William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • 1823 Slavery is abolished in Chile.

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1824 Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll, with a clear lead for Andrew Jackson

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1832 Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by Wyoming's South Pass
  • 1833 HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay

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1847 Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1847 Rotary-type printing press patents by Richard March Hoe, NYC
  • 1851 Window tax abolished in Britain
  • 1861 Skirmish at Taylor Mountain, (W)VA - CS Gen Wise retreats
  • 1863 Battle at Battle Mountain, Virginia
  • 1866 Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union
  • 1870 1st trans-US rail service begins
  • 1877 1st time federal troops are used to combat strikers
  • 1883 Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
  • 1886 China takes British protectorate of Burma
  • 1900 Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed
  • 1901 O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
  • 1902 In Turkey, the Sultan Abdul-Hamid, under pressure from within the Ottoman Empire, appoints a commission to consider reforms that might pacify Macedonian revolutionaries

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1905 Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Emperor Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other's defense if attacked by European powers

Tsar Nicholas II
Tsar
Nicholas II
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1908 After days of discussion with his ministers, Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey announces he is restoring the liberal constitution of 1876 and will become more responsive to demands of dissidents
  • 1910 Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull

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1911 American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • 1911 Cleve's League Park hosts 1st unofficial ML All Star game (benefit game for Addie Joss' family). Cleveland Naps lose to All Stars 5-3
  • 1915 Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die
  • 1919 Race Riot in Washington, D.C. (6 killed, 100 wounded)
  • 1923 Allied Powers & Turkey sign peace treaty, Lausanne
  • 1925 John T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial”, Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 & costs
  • 1927 The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
  • 1929 NY to SF foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde

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1929 President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • 1931 George Gunn gets 183 & son of a gunn George Vernon 100* same innings

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1931 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1931 A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • 1933 German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe
  • 1934 1st ptarmigan hatched & reared in captivity, Ithaca, NY
  • 1935 1st greetings telegram sent in Britain
  • 1935 The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
  • 1936 118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
  • 1936 121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
  • 1936 Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government
  • 1937 Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro
  • 1938 Instant coffee invented
  • 1940 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands
  • 1940 Linthorst Homan, de Quay & Einthoven forms Dutch Union

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1941 FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1941 Nazis kill entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania
  • 1942 German troops occupy Rostov-on- Don in Southern Russia for the 2nd time
  • 1943 Operation Gomorrah begins - RAF begins bombing Hamburg (till 3rd August), creating firestorm and killing 42,600
  • 1944 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions
  • 1944 Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek
  • 1944 US troops land on Tinian
  • 1945 US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam
  • 1946 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • 1948 4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash
  • 1950 V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
  • 1952 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
  • 1952 US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike
  • 1955 Ali Sastroamidjojo of government resigns in Indonesia

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1956 Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow" premieres in London

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1957 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1958 14 people named 1st life peers in UK
  • 1959 500,000th Dutch TV set registered

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1959 US VP Richard Nixon argues with Nikita Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate"

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1961 Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba
  • 1961 Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • 1963 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 1963 Dutch government of Marijnen forms
  • 1964 -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
  • 1965 Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts

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1967 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1967 Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
  • 1967 Norway requests European Common Market membership
  • 1967 Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland
  • 1968 Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances

1stApollo 11 Bootprint

1969 Apollo 11 returns to Earth

  • 1970 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972 Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16
  • 1972 Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
  • 1974 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
  • 1976 John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
  • 1977 Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
  • 1978 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premieres in NYC
  • 1978 Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner & Jackson

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1979 US President Jimmy Carter names Paul Volcker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Paul Volcker
Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
Paul Volcker
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 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