On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1985

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Sinking ShipThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

French DGSE officers Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart are arrested and charged with murder over the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
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The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
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