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Famous Events For July 24

Famous Events For July 24 – Today In History

July 24: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – July 24  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 24th July 1132: Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily were engaged in the Battle of Nocera.
2. 24th July 1148: During the 2nd Crusade, Louis II of France laid siege to Damascus.
3. 24th July 1411: The battle of Harlaw, which was one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland took place.
4. 24th July 1487: In the Netherlands, citizens of Leeuwarden rebelled against the ban on foreign beer.

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5. 24th July 1534: Jacques Cartier, the French Explorer landed in Canada and claimed it for France.
6. 24th July 1567: Mary Queen of Scotts was forced to abdicate and her one-year-old son became King James VI of Scotts.
7. 24th July 1651: A free African American, Anthony Johnson, received a grant of 250 acres in Virginia.
8. 24th July 1683: The first of the German settlers to the US, left Concord today.

18th Century – What Happened on July 24 – The 1700s

9. 24th July 1704: Gibraltar was occupied by English and Dutch troops.
10. 24th July 1758: George Washington was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. He represented Fredrick County.
11. 24th July 1783: Georgia, today, became a protectorate of tsarist Russia.
12. 24th July 1793: The first copyright law was passed by France.

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19th Century – July 24 This Day That Year – The 1800s

13. 24th July 1823: Chile abolishes slavery.
14. 24th July 1824: The first public opinion poll was published in Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper which indicated a clear lead for Andrew Jackson.
15. 24th July 1847: Richard March Hoe received a patent for a rotary-type printing press in New York City today.
16. 24th July 1851: Britain abolishes widow tax.
17. 24th July 1866: Tennessee was readmitted to the Union. It was the first Confederate state to be readmitted.
18. 24th July 1870: The 1st trans-US rail service commenced operations today.
19. 24th July 1877: Federal troops were used for the first time to combat strikers.
20. 24th July 1880: In Grand Rapids Michigan, the first commercial hydroelectric power plant in the world started generating electricity.
21. 24th July 1886: British protectorate of Burma was taken by China.

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day July 24th – The 1900

22. 24th July 1900: Race riots broke out in New Orleans. Two white policemen were killed in the riots.
23. 24th July 1902: In the 4th cricket test match between England and Australia, Victor Trumpet of Australia scored a century before lunch today.
24. 24th July 1904: Henry Cornet of France won the 2nd Tour de France today.
25. 24th July 1905: Russian Tsar Nicholas II and German Emperor Wilhelm II signed the Björkö Treaty. According to the treaty, each country agrees to the other country’s defense if attacked by European powers.
26. 24th July 1908: Sultan Abdul Hameed, after extensive discussions with his ministers announced that he was resorting to the liberal constitution of 1876 and he would be more responsive to the demands of dissidents.
27. 24th July 1910: 18-year-old matador Juan Belmont killed his first bull today.
28. 24th July 1915: An excursion ship Eastland capsized in Lake Michigan killing 852 people.
29. 24th July 1917: In Paris, the trial of exotic dancer and alleged German spy Mata Hari for allegedly spying for Germany and causing the death of 50,000 soldiers commenced today.

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30. 24th July 1919: In a race riot in Washington D.C. six people were killed and 100 were wounded.
31. 24th July 1929: The foot race from New York to San Francisco, which took 2½ months concluded today with 60-year-old Monteverde emerging as the winner.
32. 24th July 1929: The Kellogg-Briand pact which renounces war was proclaimed by US President Herbert Hoover today.
33. 24th July 1931: The flying Finn, Paavo Nurmi runs 2 miles in a world record time of 8:59.6.
34. 24th July 1931: There was a fire in the home for the elderly in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. 48 people perished in the fire.
35. 24th July 1935: In Britain, the first greeting telegram was sent today.
36. 24th July 1935: In Tbilisi in the USSR, the first children’s railway in the world was opened today.
37. 24th July 1941: US President Roosevelt demanded that Japanese troops move out of Indo-China.
38. 24th July 1941: The entire Jewish population of Grodz in Lithuania was killed by Nazis.

39. 24th July 1944: Fire bombs dropped from 300 Allied bombers on Allied/German positions.
40. 24th July 1944: Concentration camp Majdanek was liberated by the Soviet forces.
41. 24th July 1945: US destroyer Underhill was torpedoed West of Guam.
42. 24th July 1946: The US carried out an atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.
43. 24th July 1952: The 53-day-old steel strike was settled by US President Harry Truman today.
44. 24th July 1955: In Indonesia, the government of Ali Sastroamidjojo resigned from office today.
45. 24th July 1956: Irish poet and playwright Brenden Behan’s “Quare Fellow” premiered in London today.
46. 24th July 1957: The US performed a nuclear test at its Nevada test site today.
47. 24th July 1958: 14 people, 10 men, and 4 women, were named first-life Peers in the UK.
48. 24th July 1958: Ted Dexter, Ray Illingworth, and Raman Subba Row made their debut in test cricket against New Zealand today.

49. 24th July 1960: Jay Hebert won his only major title, the PGA Championship at Firestone County Club by one stroke from Jim Ferrier of Australia.
50. 24th July 1961: A US commercial flight was hijacked to Cuba today which appears to be the beginning of a trend.
51. 24th July 1967: Norway requested membership in the European Common Market.
52. 24th July 1970: The 9-point tie-break rule was instituted by the International Lawn Tennis Association today.
53. 24th July 1970: Nuclear test performed by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalatinsk USSR.
54. 24th July 1972: In Bhutan, 16-year-old Jigme Singye Wangchuk became King of Bhutan today.
55. 24th July 1974: It was unanimously ruled by the Supreme Court that Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes.
56. 24th July 1976: John Naber swam 200 meters backstroke in under 2 minutes. He was the first to achieve this feat.

57. 24th July 1979: Economist Paul Volcker was named Chairman of the Federal Reserve by US President Jimmy Carter.
58. 24th July 1982: Heavy rains in Japan caused mudslides that destroyed a bridge at Nagasaki, killing 299 people.
59. 24th July 1987: The USSR performed an underground nuclear test today.
60. 24th July 1990: After Iraq amassed 30,000 troops near the Kuwait border, US warships in the Persian Gulf were placed under high alert.
61. 24th July 1991: Scientists at the University of Manchester announced the finding of a planet outside the solar system.
62. 24th July 1992: In India, Shankar Dayal Sharma was elected the ninth Indian President.
63. 24th July 1994: In Bashbari, North East India, Bodos killed 37 Muslims.

21st Century – July 24 This Day In History – The 2000s

64. 24th July 2001: A BP oil exploration rig off the coast of Azerbaijan, in the Caspian Sea was threatened by an Iranian warship today.
65. 24th July 2002: The United States House of Representatives expelled James Traficant on a vote of 420 to 1.
66. 24th July 2002: The ashes of French author Alexander Dumas were interred in the Pantheon in Paris on his 200th birth anniversary in a televised ceremony.
67. 24th July 2005: Professional cyclist Lance Armstrong won the 92nd Tour de France for a record consecutive 7th time and retired. In 2012 he was disqualified for doping.
68. 24th July 2007: Libya freed all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya.

69. 24th July 2008: The 41st San Diego Comic-Con was opened at the San Diego Convention Center today.
70. 24th July 2009: FINA congress voted to ban all body-length swimsuits. It specifies that suit maximally men’s should be from waist to knee and women’s should extend from shoulder to knee. Fabric is specified as textile or woven material. This will take effect from 1st Jan 2010.
71. 24th July 2011: Russ Cochran finished 2 strokes ahead of fellow American Mark Calcavecchia to win the British Open Senior Men’s Golf at Walton Heath.
72. 24th July 2012: After the death of President John Atta Mills, John Dramani became the President of Ghana.
73. 24th July 2012: In Sverdlovsk, Russia, 4 barrels containing 248 human fetuses were found.
74. 24th July 2013: After a conflict between the Knights Templar Cartel and the Mexican Police, 22 people were left dead in Michoacan.
75. 24th July 2013: A high-speed train derailed in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. 80 people were killed and 140 injured in the accident.
76. 24th July 2014: An Air Algerie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali killing 116 people.

77. 24th July 2014: Fuad Masum was elected President of Iraq.
78. 24th July 2015: US President Barack Obama began his historic 2-day visit to Kenya.
79. 24th July 2019: Special counsel Robert Mueller in his report to the US Senate states that President Trump was not exonerated of obstruction of justice and that Russia interfered in the US election to benefit Trump.
80. 24th July 2019: Facebook agreed to pay a $5 billion fine which is the largest ever, to the US Federal Trade Commission, for violating consumer privacy.

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