On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1982 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299
  • 1982 Single "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor from "Rocky III" soundtrack starts 6-week run at No. 1 on US charts (Grammy for Best Rock Performance)
  • 1983 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi signs a peace accord with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai to settle the three-year Punjab crisis [1]

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi

Sinking ShipThe 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

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The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
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  • 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 newsstands 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 Universityof Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
  • 1992 Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
  • 1992 Shankar Dayal Sharma is elected ninth Indian President

  • 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
  • 2007 Libya frees all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya
  • 2009 FINA Congress votes to ban all body-length swimsuits; men's suits to maximally cover from the waist to knee, and women's from shoulder to knee; fabric must be a "textile" or woven material; effective 1 January 2010
  • 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2012 Danielle Steel’s novel “Friends Forever: A Novel” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2016 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Englishman Paul Broadhurst wins by 2 strokes from American Scott McCarron
  • 2017 Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes 2 laws to put Polish courts under political control

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

Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 Taliban suicide bus bombing in Kabul kills at least 38, mainly employees of Afghan ministry of mines and petroleum
  • 2017 Taliban suicide bomber on a motorbikes kills at least 26 and injuries 50 in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2018 Wildfires near Athens, Greece, kill 91 with 104 injured, over 600 rescued from the coast by boats
  • 2018 First bison born in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, in 140 years, after being reintroduced
  • 2019 Second heatwave of the summer in Western Europe sets record temperatures in Belgium in Kleine Brogel 39.9C (102F), for Holland in Eindhoven 39.3C (102F) and Germany at Geilenkirchen 40.5C (104F)

Event of interestEvent 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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Electoral defeatElection 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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 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"
  • 2019 Facebook agrees to pay $5 billion fine, largest ever for violating consumer privacy, to the US Federal Trade Commission
  • 2019 10th million Mini car produced during its 60th anniversary year in Oxford, England

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