July 24 Events in History - July 24 Birthdays - July 24 Deaths



2013 NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden remains in Moscow, Russia; he is stranded at Russia's Sheremetyevo International Airport
2013 The scientific theory of supersymmetry is challenged after experiments with the Large Hadron Collider yield an incredibly rare particle decay event
2012 Vice-President John Dramani Mahama becomes President of Ghana after President John Atta Mills, dies
2012 Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi appoints Hisham Qandil as Prime Minister, and asks him to form a new government
2011 Over half of the country of Peru enters a state of emergency as a result of unusually cold weather
2011 BP announces plans to begin drilling for oil off the coast of Libya
2010 Rallies to release Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman facing execution for adultery, occur in Paris, New York City, Ottowa and elsewhere
2005 Lance Armstrong retires after winning his 7th straight Tours de France
1994 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1994 49th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1994 Asociacon de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
1994 Bodo kills 37 Moslems in Bashbari NE India
1994 Miguel Indurain wins Tour de France
1993 Actor Richard Moll (Night Court) weds Susan Brown
1993 Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans
1993 New York Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
1993 Night Court actor Richard Moll (50) weds Susan Brown (32)
1992 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, eff 3/1/93
1992 Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
1991 Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
1991 University of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
1990 Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
1990 U.S. warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
1989 Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
1988 43rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
1988 U.S. and Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1987 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
1987 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
1986 San Francisco Federal jury convicts Navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
1985 Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai
1984 Seve Ballesteros wins British Open
1983 "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 41 performances
1983 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Germany in Zurich, Switzerland (2-1)
1983 Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
1983 Pine Tar Game: Brett's home run disallowed against Yankees (overturned)
1983 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
1982 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill New York City after 63 performances
1982 KHJ (LA) and KFRC (SF) become 2nd and 3rd stereo AM stations
1981 Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
1979 President Carter names Paul Volcker, President of Federal Reserves
1979 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th home run
1978 "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premieres in New York City
1978 Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe
1978 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games
1978 Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner and Jackson
1977 32nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1977 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
1977 Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
1976 John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
1975 Apollo 18 returns to Earth
1974 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
1973 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
1973 All star MVP: Bobby Bonds for the San Francisco Giants
1972 Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16
1971 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1969 Apollo 11 returns to Earth
1969 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
1969 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army on appeal
1968 Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances
1967 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colorado
1967 Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
1967 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'
1967 Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
1967 Norway requests European Common Market membership
1967 Race riots in Cambridge Maryland
1967 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
1966 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
1966 Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
1965 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 87 performances
1965 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of New York Mets
1965 Rock group "Animals" 1st time on British charts
1963 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1963 Dutch government of Marijnen forms
1961 Beginning of a trend, a U.S. commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba
1961 Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show
1960 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron
1959 500,000th Dutch TV set registered
1959 Vice President Nixon argues with Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate"
1958 14 people named 1st life peers in U.K.
1958 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
1958 Test Cricket debuts against New Zealand for Dexter, Illingworth and Subba Row
1957 KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1956 Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow," premieres in London
1956 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jesey City
1955 Ali Sastroamidjojo of Government resigns in Indonesia
1955 Betty Jameson/Mary Faulk wins Virg Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1953 KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
1952 President Truman settles 53-day steel strike
1950 V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
1949 Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 home runs to beat Senators, 7-5
1948 4 Duluth Minnesota Dukes (St. Louis Cardinals Class C farm team) die in crash
1948 Soviets blockades Berlin from west
1946 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash
1946 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1945 U.S. destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam
1944 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions
1944 Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek
1944 U.S. troops land on Tinian
1943 RAF bombs Hamburg (20,000 dead)
1942 Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army," premieres in New York City
1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
1941 Nazi execute entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania
1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
1940 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands
1940 Linthorst Homan, de Quay and Einthoven forms Dutch Union
1936 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
1936 121 degrees F (49 degrees C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
1936 General Mola and Cabanellas form Spanish anti-govt
1935 1st greeting telegram sent in Britain
1934 1st ptarmigan hatched and reared in captivity, Ithaca, New York
1933 German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe
1933 #1726 Hoffmeister, #2136 Jugta, #2158, #3957 Sugie and #4589 McDowell
1931 George Gunn gets 183 and son of a gunn George Vernon 100* same innings
1931 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)
1929 New York to San Francisco foot race ends (2 months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde
1929 President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
1925 Scopes guilty of teaching evolution in a Tennessee High School, fined $100 and costs
1923 Allied Powers and Turkey sign peace treaty, Lausanne
1921 Belgium's Leon Scieur wins Tour de France
1919 Race Riot in Washington D.C. (6 killed, 100 wounded)
1915 Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die
1911 Hiram Bingham discovers Lost City of the Incas
1911 Cleve's League Park hosts 1st unofficial ML All Star game (benefit game for Addie Joss' family). Cleveland Naps lose to All Stars 5-3
1910 Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
1909 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
1908 John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)
1905 Treaty of Bjorko: Emperor Wilhelm II/czar Nicholas II
1902 Trumper a century before lunch 4th Test Cricket vs. England
1900 Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed
1893 For only time in history of U.S. Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
1886 China takes British protectorate of Burma
1883 Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
1877 1st time federal troops are used to combat strikers
1870 1st trans-U.S. rail service begins
1866 Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union
1864 Battle of Winchester, Virginia US1200 CS600
1863 Battle at Battle Mountain, Virginia
1861 Skirmish at Taylor Mountain, (W)Virginia - CS General Wise retreats
1851 Window tax abolished in Britain
1847 Brigham Young and his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah
1847 Rotary-type printing press patents by Richard March Hoe, New York City
1833 HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay
1824 Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson
1799 William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) is willed the slave York
1793 France passes 1st copyright law
1783 Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
1758 George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes King James VIII
1712 Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army
1704 English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1701 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft. Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
1692 French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
1683 1st settlers from Germany to U.S., leave aboard Concord
1673 Edmund Halley enters Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate
1651 Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Va
1581 States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Willem van Orange
1577 Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
1577 Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
1567 Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate and 1-year-old James VI becomes King of Scotland
1554 Queen Maria of England marries Philip, king of Naples/Jerusalem
1534 Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France
1487 Citizens of Leeuwarden Netherlands rebel against ban on foreign beer











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