On This Day in History for July 24

Events in History

  • 1411 Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place
  • 1487 Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, rebel against ban on foreign beer
  • 1525 Second attempt to circumnavigate the globe as seven ships departs Corunna headed by García Jofre de Loaísa on orders of King Charles I of Spain for the Spice Islands (only one will make it)
  • 1534 Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, claims it for France
  • 1567 Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots
  • 1577 Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
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Weddings in History

  • 1554 Queen Maria of England marries Philip, king of Naples/Jerusalem
  • 1982 Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas
  • 2021 Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of Diana, Princess of Wales, marries retail tycoon Michael Lewis, at the Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati, Italy

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