Historical Events on July 24 (Part 2)

  • 2014 116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali
  • 2014 47th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 2014 Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq
  • 2014 Over 10,000 Palestinians protest Israel's operation in Gaza; 2 Palestinians killed after Al-Aqsa Brigades members fire at Israeli forces
  • 2014 Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel

Event of Interest

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

Tour de France

2016 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

  • 2016 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Englishman Paul Broadhurst wins by 2 strokes from American Scott McCarron
  • 2016 George Wolfe's musical "Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed", based on Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's original revue, and featuring Audra MacDonald and Billy Porter, closes at the Music Box Theatre, NYC. after 100 performances

Event of Interest

2017 Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia after meeting with Senate investigators

  • 2017 Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes 2 laws to put Polish courts under political control
  • 2017 Taliban suicide bomber on a motorbikes kills at least 26 and injuries 50 in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2017 Taliban suicide bus bombing in Kabul kills at least 38, mainly employees of Afghan ministry of mines and petroleum
  • 2018 First bison born in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, in 140 years, after being reintroduced

Music History

2018 Singer Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles

  • 2018 Wildfires near Athens, Greece, kill 91 with 104 injured, over 600 rescued from the coast by boats
  • 2019 10th million Mini car produced during its 60th anniversary year in Oxford, England

World Record

2019 19-year-old Hungarian swimmer Kristóf Milák breaks Michael Phelps' 10 year old 200m butterfly world record at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; swims 1:50.73, 0.78s faster than Phelps

  • 2019 Facebook agrees to pay $5 billion fine, largest ever for violating consumer privacy, to the US Federal Trade Commission
  • 2019 Global warming is the fastest in 2,000 years and scientific consensus that humans are the cause is at 99%, according to three major reports published in journals "Nature" and "Nature Geoscience"

Event of Interest

2019 New UK PM Boris Johnson drastically reshapes cabinet in his first day in office, appointing Dominic Raab as Foreign Secretary, Priti Patel as Home Secretary and Sajid Javid as Chancellor

  • 2019 Second heatwave of the summer in Western Europe sets record temperatures in Belgium in Kleine Brogel 39.9C (102F), for Netherlands in Eindhoven 39.3C (102F) and Germany at Geilenkirchen 40.5C (104F)

Election of Interest

2019 Special counsel Robert Mueller reports to the US Senate that President Trump was not exonerated of obstruction of justice and that Russia interfered in US election to benefit Trump

  • 2022 109th Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard from Denmark wins overall & mountains sections; Team Jumbo–Visma claims treble with Belgian rider Wout van Aert taking the points section
  • 2022 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Gleneagles: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland finishes at -10 to beat Irishman Pádraig Harrington by 1 stroke

Sports History

2022 David Ortiz, Gil Hodges, Bud Fowler, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Buck O’Neil are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

  • 2022 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Brooke Henderson of Canada edges American rookie Sophia Schubert by 1 stroke for her second major title
  • 2022 Heatwave across America's Northeast with many cities including Boston, St Louis and Philadelphia declaring heat emergencies [1]
  • 2022 Over 1,100 refugees rescued in separate operations across the Mediterranean in a few days by coast guards and charities, with five bodies recovered [1]

Papal Visit

2022 Pope Francis arrives in Edmonton, Canada, to begin “a penitential trip” to meet with and apologize to First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities for their treatment at church-run residential schools [1]

Music Concert

2022 Singer-songwriter icon Joni Mitchell makes a surprise concert appearance, joining Brandi Carlile at Newport Folk Festval; Mitchell's first public performance in 19 years

  • 2022 Wild monkey attacks on at least 42 people, including in their homes, in Yamaguchi city, Japan, led police to be armed with tranquilizer guns [1]
  • 2023 Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh, caused by heavy monsoon rains, has claimed more than 170 lives, with 33,000 hospitalizations according to local health officials [1]
  • 2023 Gender pay gap in American drops to its lowest level with women earning 84 cents for every $1 men earn fulltime (up from 78 cents a decade ago) [1]
  • 2023 Israel’s parliament passes controversial “reasonableness” bill, takes away ability of Supreme Court to declare government decisions unreasonable - first bill in plan to weaken judiciary, amid large, widespread protests [1]
  • 2023 US Justice department sues Texas over a floating barrier installed in the Rio Grande river between the US and Mexico to deter migrants, citing humanitarian concerns [1]
  • 2023 Wildfires across Algeria kill at least 34 people amid temperatures of 48 degrees Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) [1]