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24th of July 1132 EVENT Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
24th of July 1148 EVENT Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
24th of July 1411 EVENT Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
24th of July 1487 EVENT Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer.
24th of July 1534 EVENT French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspe Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
24th of July 1567 EVENT Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.
24th of July 1701 EVENT Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
24th of July 1715 EVENT A Spanish treasure fleet of 10 ships under Admiral Ubilla leaves Havana, Cuba for Spain. Seven days later, 9 of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida. A few centuries later, treasure is salvaged from these wrecks.
24th of July 1814 EVENT War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown's American invaders.
24th of July 1823 EVENT Slavery is abolished in Chile.
24th of July 1832 EVENT Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming's South Pass.
24th of July 1847 EVENT After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. Celebrations of this event include the Pioneer Day Utah state holiday and the Days of '47 Parade.
24th of July 1864 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of Kernstown : Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early defeats Union troops led by General George Crook in an effort to keep them out of the Shenandoah Valley.
24th of July 1866 EVENT Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
24th of July 1901 EVENT O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
24th of July 1911 EVENT Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".
24th of July 1915 EVENT The passenger ship S.S. Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
24th of July 1923 EVENT The Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in World War I.
24th of July 1927 EVENT The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
24th of July 1929 EVENT The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers).
24th of July 1931 EVENT A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
24th of July 1935 EVENT The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
24th of July 1935 EVENT The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109?F (44?C) in Chicago and 104?F (40?C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
24th of July 1937 EVENT Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called "Scottsboro Boys".
24th of July 1938 EVENT First ascent of the Eiger north face.
24th of July 1943 EVENT World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, those of the Americans by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.
24th of July 1950 EVENT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
24th of July 1959 EVENT At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate".
24th of July 1966 EVENT Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
24th of July 1967 EVENT During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Quebec libre! ("Long live free Quebec!"). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delighted many Quebecers but angered the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
24th of July 1969 EVENT Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
24th of July 1972 EVENT Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
24th of July 1974 EVENT Watergate scandal: the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
24th of July 1974 EVENT After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus the Greek military junta collapses and democracy is restored.
24th of July 1977 EVENT End of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
24th of July 1980 EVENT The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level.
24th of July 1982 EVENT Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
24th of July 1983 EVENT George Brett batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".
24th of July 1990 EVENT Iraqi forces start massing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.
24th of July 1998 EVENT 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.
24th of July 2001 EVENT 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.
24th of July 2001 EVENT Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Tamil Tiger commandos, all died in this attack. They destroyed 11 Aircraft (mostly military) and damaged 15, there are no civilian casualties. This incident slowed down Sri Lankan economy.
24th of July 2002 EVENT Democrat James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
24th of July 2005 EVENT Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.
24th of July 2010 EVENT Over 80,000 people from around the world record their daily lives for submission to the YouTube documentary Life In A Day.
24th of July 0923 BIRTHDAY Emperor Suzaku of Japan (d. 952)
24th of July 1529 BIRTHDAY Karl II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, governor of the Margravate of Durlach (d. 1577)
24th of July 1561 BIRTHDAY Maria of Palatinate-Simmern, Duchess of Sodermanland (d. 1589)
24th of July 1574 BIRTHDAY Thomas Platter the Younger, Swiss physician (d. 1628)
24th of July 1660 BIRTHDAY Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
24th of July 1725 BIRTHDAY John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (d. 1807)
24th of July 1757 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (d. 1825)
24th of July 1783 BIRTHDAY Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan military commander (d. 1830)
24th of July 1786 BIRTHDAY Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)
24th of July 1794 BIRTHDAY Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865)
24th of July 1802 BIRTHDAY Alexandre Dumas, pere, French writer (d. 1870)
24th of July 1803 BIRTHDAY Adolphe Charles Adam, French composer (d. 1856)
24th of July 1821 BIRTHDAY William Poole, American racketeer and politician (d. 1855)
24th of July 1826 BIRTHDAY Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)
24th of July 1851 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
24th of July 1853 BIRTHDAY William Gillette, American actor and author (d. 1937)
24th of July 1856 BIRTHDAY Charles Emile Picard, French mathematician (d. 1941)
24th of July 1857 BIRTHDAY Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
24th of July 1860 BIRTHDAY Princess Charlotte of Prussia (d. 1919)
24th of July 1860 BIRTHDAY Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
24th of July 1864 BIRTHDAY Frank Wedekind, German writer (d. 1918)
24th of July 1867 BIRTHDAY Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (d. 1908)
24th of July 1867 BIRTHDAY Edward Frederic Benson, English writer (d. 1940)
24th of July 1867 BIRTHDAY Fred Tate, English cricketer (d. 1943)
24th of July 1874 BIRTHDAY Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
24th of July 1877 BIRTHDAY Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1954)
24th of July 1878 BIRTHDAY Lord Dunsany, Irish writer (d. 1957)
24th of July 1880 BIRTHDAY Ernest Bloch, Swiss composer (d. 1959)
24th of July 1880 BIRTHDAY Kristian Hellstrom, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
24th of July 1886 BIRTHDAY Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, Japanese novelist (d. 1965)
24th of July 1888 BIRTHDAY Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
24th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY Robert Graves, English author (d. 1985)
24th of July 1897 BIRTHDAY Amelia Earhart, American aviator (d. 1937)
24th of July 1899 BIRTHDAY Chief Dan George, Canadian actor (d. 1981)
24th of July 1900 BIRTHDAY Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist (d. 1948)
24th of July 1904 BIRTHDAY Richard B. Morris, American constitutional historian (d. 1989)
24th of July 1904 BIRTHDAY Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
24th of July 1908 BIRTHDAY Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)
24th of July 1910 BIRTHDAY Harry Horner, American art director (d. 1994)
24th of July 1913 BIRTHDAY Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (d. 2010)
24th of July 1914 BIRTHDAY Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and theatrical impresario (d. 2007)
24th of July 1915 BIRTHDAY Enrique Fernando, Filipino jurist (d. 2004)
24th of July 1916 BIRTHDAY John D. MacDonald, American novelist, (d. 1986)
24th of July 1917 BIRTHDAY Robert Farnon, Canadian conductor, composer, and arranger (d. 2005)
24th of July 1917 BIRTHDAY Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
24th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist
24th of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Ferdinand Kubler, Swiss cyclist
24th of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Robert Marsden Hope, Australian jurist (d. 1999)
24th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Bella Abzug, American politician (d. 1998)
24th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
24th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer (d. 2010)
24th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Alfred Binns, West Indian cricketer
24th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (d. 2010)
24th of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Eric Tabarly, French sailor (d. 1998)
24th of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Ermanno Olmi, Italian director
24th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Doug Sanders, American golfer
24th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY John Aniston, American actor
24th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderer
24th of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Pat Oliphant, Australian political cartoonist
24th of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Derek Varnals, South African cricketer
24th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Mark Goddard, American actor
24th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Ruth Buzzi, American actress and comedian
24th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Manoj Kumar, Indian actor
24th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Eugene J. Martin, American painter and artist
24th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY John Sparling, New Zealand cricketer
24th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
24th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Dan Hedaya, American actor
24th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Chris Sarandon, American actor
24th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Hugh Ross, Canadian scientist and creationist advocate
24th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Azim Premji, Indian businessman
24th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Leo Gallagher, American comedian
24th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Friedhelm Haebermann, German footballer
24th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer
24th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Robert Hays, American actor
24th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Peter Serkin, American pianist
24th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Geoff McQueen, British television screenwriter (d. 1994)
24th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Michael Richards, American comedian
24th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Yves Duteil, French singer and songwriter
24th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Arliss Ryan, American author
24th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Marc Jampole, American poet
24th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Lynda Carter, American actress
24th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Chris Smith, British politician
24th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Gus Van Sant, American film director
24th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Claire McCaskill, American politician
24th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Pat Finn, American game show host and producer
24th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Charles Crist, American politician
24th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Pam Tillis, American singer
24th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Joe Barry Carroll, American basketball player
24th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Jim Leighton, Scottish goalkeeper
24th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Kerry Dixon, English footballer
24th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Johnny O'Connell, American race car driver
24th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Julie Krone, American jockey
24th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Paul Geary, American musician
24th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Karl Malone, American basketball player
24th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY John Rosengren, American writer and author
24th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Barry Bonds, American baseball player
24th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
24th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player
24th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Kadeem Hardison, American actor
24th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Doug Liman, American film director
24th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Martin Keown, English footballer
24th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
24th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
24th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
24th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Laura Leighton, American actress
24th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
24th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Rick Fox, Bahamian basketball player
24th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Stephanie Adams, American model and author
24th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Elli Kokkinou, Greek singer
24th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
24th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY John Partridge, English singer
24th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Kaio Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
24th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Rev. Jen Miller, American performance artist
24th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Jamie Langenbrunner, American ice hockey player
24th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Eric Szmanda, American actor
24th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Dafydd James, Welsh rugby player
24th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
24th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Rafer Alston, American basketball player
24th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Nate Bump, American baseball player
24th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese racing driver
24th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
24th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Aitor Perez, Spanish cyclist
24th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Danny Dyer, English actor and television presenter
24th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Andy Irons, American professional surfer (d. 2010)
24th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Rose Byrne, Australian actress
24th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Stat Quo, American rapper
24th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
24th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
24th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Anne-Gaelle Sidot, French tennis player
24th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Mark Andrew Smith, American graphic novelist
24th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Jose Valverde, American baseball player
24th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan runner
24th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Gauge, American pornographic actress
24th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Summer Glau, American actress
24th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Mark Robinson, English footballer
24th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Elise Crombez, Belgian model
24th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
24th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Michael Poppmeier, South African-born German rugby player
24th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand actress
24th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
24th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer
24th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Steve O'Rourke, Irish Canadian
24th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Eric Wright, American football player
24th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
24th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Teagan Presley, American pornographic actress
24th of July 1986 BIRTHDAY Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
24th of July 1986 BIRTHDAY Megan Park, Canadian actress
24th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Cafu, Brazilian footballer
24th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Mara Wilson, American actress
24th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Nathan Gerbe, American hockey player
24th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Ricky Petterd, Australian footballer
24th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Han Seung-yeon, South Korean singer/dancer
24th of July 1989 BIRTHDAY Kim Tae-Hwan, South Korean footballer
24th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Daveigh Chase, American actress
24th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Dean Stoneman, British racing driver
24th of July 1991 BIRTHDAY Lin Yue, Chinese athlete
24th of July 1992 BIRTHDAY Dmitry Abyzov, Russian professional footballer
24th of July 1998 BIRTHDAY Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer
24th of July 1115 DEATH Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (Born 1046)
24th of July 1129 DEATH Shirakawa, Emperor of Japan (Born 1053)
24th of July 1240 DEATH Konrad von Thuringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
24th of July 1568 DEATH Prince Don Carlos of Spain (Born 1545)
24th of July 1594 DEATH John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (Born 1544)
24th of July 1739 DEATH Benedetto Marcello, Italian composer (Born 1686)
24th of July 1768 DEATH Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (Born 1684)
24th of July 1862 DEATH Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States (Born 1782)
24th of July 1908 DEATH Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (Born 1867)
24th of July 1910 DEATH Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (Born 1841)
24th of July 1927 DEATH Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (Born 1892)
24th of July 1957 DEATH Sacha Guitry, French actor, director, screenwriter and playwright (Born 1885)
24th of July 1962 DEATH Wilfrid Noyce, English mountaineer (Born 1917)
24th of July 1965 DEATH Constance Bennett, American actress (Born 1904)
24th of July 1966 DEATH Tony Lema, American golfer (Born 1934)
24th of July 1969 DEATH Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (Born 1904)
24th of July 1970 DEATH Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (Born 1897)
24th of July 1974 DEATH James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1891)
24th of July 1980 DEATH Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor (Born 1925)
24th of July 1980 DEATH Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (Born 1926)
24th of July 1985 DEATH Father Ezechiele Ramin MCCJ, Italian Comboni missionary priest and martyr (Born 1953)
24th of July 1986 DEATH Fritz Albert Lipmann, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1899)
24th of July 1991 DEATH Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born Yiddish author, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1904)
24th of July 1992 DEATH Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (Born 1900)
24th of July 1992 DEATH Arletty, French singer and actress (Born 1898)
24th of July 1993 DEATH Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (Born 1957)
24th of July 1995 DEATH Marjorie Cameron, American writer, painter, actress, and occultist (Born 1922)
24th of July 1995 DEATH George Rodger, British photojournalist (Born 1908)
24th of July 1995 DEATH Jerry Lordan, English composer and singer (Born 1934)
24th of July 1996 DEATH Alphonso Roberts, West Indian cricketer and politician (Born 1937)
24th of July 1997 DEATH Saw Maung, Burmese dictator (Born 1928)
24th of July 1997 DEATH William J. Brennan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Born 1906)
24th of July 2000 DEATH Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (Born 1925)
24th of July 2001 DEATH Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (Born 1931)
24th of July 2004 DEATH Bob Azzam, Egyptian singer (Born 1925)
24th of July 2005 DEATH Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (Born 1912)
24th of July 2007 DEATH Albert Ellis, American psychologist (Born 1913)
24th of July 2007 DEATH Chaney Kley, American actor (Born 1972)
24th of July 2008 DEATH Norman Dello Joio, American composer (Born 1913)
24th of July 2009 DEATH E. Lynn Harris, American author (Born 1955)
24th of July 2010 DEATH Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (Born 1949)

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