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July 24th, 2007 (July 24 2007)EventLibya frees all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya.
July 24th, 2007 (July 24 2007)DeathAlbert Ellis, American psychologist (born in 1913)
July 24th, 2007 (July 24 2007)DeathChaney Kley, American Actor (born in 1972)
July 24th, 2005 (July 24 2005)EventLance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.
July 24th, 2005 (July 24 2005)DeathRichard Doll, English epidemiologist (born in 1912)
July 24th, 2002 (July 24 2002)EventJames Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
July 24th, 2001 (July 24 2001)EventSimeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, was sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, and became the only monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
July 24th, 2001 (July 24 2001)DeathGeorges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (born in 1931)
July 24th, 2000 (July 24 2000)DeathAhmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (born in 1925)
July 24th, 1998 (July 24 1998)EventRussell 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.
July 24th, 1998 (July 24 1998)BirthBindi Irwin, Australian entertainer and daughter of Steve Irwin
July 24th, 1997 (July 24 1997)DeathWilliam J. Brennan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (born in 1906)
July 24th, 1997 (July 24 1997)DeathSaw Maung, Burmese dictator (born in 1928)
July 24th, 1995 (July 24 1995)DeathJerry Lordan, English composer and singer (born in 1934)
July 24th, 1995 (July 24 1995)DeathGeorge Rodger, British photojournalist (born in 1908)
July 24th, 1993 (July 24 1993)DeathRene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (born in 1957)
July 24th, 1992 (July 24 1992)DeathSam Berger, Canadian football owner (born in 1900)
July 24th, 1992 (July 24 1992)DeathArletty, French singer and actress (born in 1898)
July 24th, 1991 (July 24 1991)EventGovernment of India announces the New Industrial Policy, marking the start of India s economic reforms.
July 24th, 1991 (July 24 1991)DeathIsaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born Yiddish author, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1904)Isaac Bashevis Singer Quotes
July 24th, 1990 (July 24 1990)EventIraqi forces start massing on the Kuwait/Iraq border.
July 24th, 1990 (July 24 1990)BirthDaveigh Chase, American actress
July 24th, 1988 (July 24 1988)BirthLuke Mitchell, Scottish murderer
July 24th, 1987 (July 24 1987)BirthMara Wilson, American actress
July 24th, 1986 (July 24 1986)BirthAndrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
July 24th, 1986 (July 24 1986)DeathFritz Albert Lipmann, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1899)
July 24th, 1985 (July 24 1985)BirthTeagan Presley, American pornographic actress
July 24th, 1985 (July 24 1985)BirthPatrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey playerRic Berger Quotes
July 24th, 1984 (July 24 1984)BirthJohn Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer (former A-Teens member)
July 24th, 1983 (July 24 1983)EventGeorge Brett, batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".
July 24th, 1983 (July 24 1983)BirthDaniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
July 24th, 1982 (July 24 1982)EventHeavy massive rain and mudslide occurred, some bridge destroyed at Nagasaki, Japan, 299 killed. Saki Quotes
July 24th, 1982 (July 24 1982)BirthAnna Paquin, Canadian-born actress
July 24th, 1982 (July 24 1982)BirthElise Crombez, Belgian supermodel
July 24th, 1982 (July 24 1982)BirthThiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
July 24th, 1981 (July 24 1981)BirthSummer Glau, American actress
July 24th, 1980 (July 24 1980)BirthGauge, American pornographic actress
July 24th, 1980 (July 24 1980)BirthWilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
July 24th, 1980 (July 24 1980)DeathPeter Sellers, British comedian and actor (born in 1925)Peter Sellers Quotes
July 24th, 1979 (July 24 1979)BirthLee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
July 24th, 1979 (July 24 1979)BirthStat Quo, American rapper
July 24th, 1979 (July 24 1979)BirthValerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
July 24th, 1979 (July 24 1979)BirthAnne-Gaelle Sidot, French tennis player
July 24th, 1979 (July 24 1979)BirthJose Valverde, American baseball player
July 24th, 1979 (July 24 1979)BirthRose Byrne, Australian actress
July 24th, 1977 (July 24 1977)EventEnd of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
July 24th, 1977 (July 24 1977)BirthMehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
July 24th, 1977 (July 24 1977)BirthDanny Dyer, English actor and television presenter
July 24th, 1976 (July 24 1976)BirthNate Bump, American baseball player
July 24th, 1976 (July 24 1976)BirthRafer Alston, American basketball player
July 24th, 1976 (July 24 1976)BirthTiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
July 24th, 1975 (July 24 1975)BirthTorrie Wilson, American wrestler
July 24th, 1975 (July 24 1975)BirthEric Szmanda, American actor
July 24th, 1975 (July 24 1975)BirthJamie Langenbrunner, American ice hockey player
July 24th, 1974 (July 24 1974)EventWatergate 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.
July 24th, 1974 (July 24 1974)EventAfter the Turkish invasion of Cyprus the Greek military junta collapses and democracy is restored.
July 24th, 1974 (July 24 1974)DeathJames Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1891)
July 24th, 1972 (July 24 1972)EventBugojno group caught by Croatian Army.
July 24th, 1972 (July 24 1972)BirthReverend Jen Miller, American poet, painter, writer and actress
July 24th, 1971 (July 24 1971)BirthDino Baggio, Italian footballer
July 24th, 1971 (July 24 1971)BirthJohn Partridge, English singer
July 24th, 1970 (July 24 1970)BirthStephanie Adams, American model and author
July 24th, 1970 (July 24 1970)DeathPeter de Noronha, Indian businessman (born in 1897)
July 24th, 1969 (July 24 1969)EventApollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
July 24th, 1969 (July 24 1969)BirthRick Fox, Bahamian basketball player
July 24th, 1969 (July 24 1969)BirthJennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
July 24th, 1969 (July 24 1969)DeathWitold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (born in 1904)
July 24th, 1968 (July 24 1968)BirthKristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
July 24th, 1968 (July 24 1968)BirthColleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
July 24th, 1968 (July 24 1968)BirthLaura Leighton, American actress
July 24th, 1967 (July 24 1967)EventDuring 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.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
July 24th, 1966 (July 24 1966)EventMichael Pelkey made the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping is now been banned from El Cap.
July 24th, 1966 (July 24 1966)BirthMartin Keown, English footballer
July 24th, 1966 (July 24 1966)DeathTony Lema, American golfer (born in 1934)
July 24th, 1965 (July 24 1965)EventVietnam War: Four F-4C Phantoms escorting a bombing raid at Kang Chi are the targets of antiaircraft missiles in the first such attack against American planes in the war. One is shot down and the other three sustain damage.
July 24th, 1965 (July 24 1965)BirthKadeem Hardison, American actor
July 24th, 1965 (July 24 1965)BirthAndrew Gaze, Australian basketball player
July 24th, 1965 (July 24 1965)DeathConstance Bennett, American actress (born in 1904)
July 24th, 1964 (July 24 1964)BirthBarry Bonds, American baseball player
July 24th, 1964 (July 24 1964)BirthBanana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
July 24th, 1963 (July 24 1963)BirthPaul Geary, American musician (Extreme)
July 24th, 1963 (July 24 1963)BirthJulie Krone, American jockey
July 24th, 1963 (July 24 1963)BirthKarl Malone, American basketball player
July 24th, 1962 (July 24 1962)BirthJohnny O Connell, American race car driver
July 24th, 1961 (July 24 1961)BirthKerry Dixon, former English footballer
July 24th, 1959 (July 24 1959)EventAt the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, US vice president Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate."Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
July 24th, 1957 (July 24 1957)BirthPam Tillis, American singer
July 24th, 1957 (July 24 1957)DeathSacha Guitry, French actor, director, screenwriter and playwright (born in 1885)Sacha Guitry Quotes
July 24th, 1956 (July 24 1956)EventAt New York City s Copacabana Club, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform their last comedy show together which started on July 25, 1946.
July 24th, 1956 (July 24 1956)EventKhartoum University College is awarded university status becoming the University of Khartoum.
July 24th, 1956 (July 24 1956)BirthCharles Crist, Governor of Florida
July 24th, 1956 (July 24 1956)BirthPat Finn, American game show host and producer
July 24th, 1953 (July 24 1953)BirthClaire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
July 24th, 1952 (July 24 1952)BirthGus Van Sant, American film director
July 24th, 1951 (July 24 1951)BirthLynda Carter, American actress
July 24th, 1951 (July 24 1951)BirthChris Smith, British politician
July 24th, 1950 (July 24 1950)EventA V-2 rocket makes the first launch from Kennedy Space Center
July 24th, 1949 (July 24 1949)BirthMichael Richards, American comedian
July 24th, 1949 (July 24 1949)BirthYves Duteil, French singer and songwriter
July 24th, 1947 (July 24 1947)BirthRobert Hays, American actor
July 24th, 1947 (July 24 1947)BirthPeter Serkin, American pianist
July 24th, 1947 (July 24 1947)BirthZaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer
July 24th, 1945 (July 24 1945)BirthAzim Premji, Indian businessman
July 24th, 1943 (July 24 1943)EventWorld 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.
July 24th, 1942 (July 24 1942)BirthChris Sarandon, American actor
July 24th, 1940 (July 24 1940)BirthStanley Hauerwas, American theologian
July 24th, 1940 (July 24 1940)BirthDan Hedaya, American actor
July 24th, 1938 (July 24 1938)BirthEugene J. Martin, American painter, artistEugene J. Martin Quotes
July 24th, 1937 (July 24 1937)EventAlabama drops rape charges against the so-called "Scottsboro Boys."
July 24th, 1936 (July 24 1936)BirthRuth Buzzi, American actress and comedian
July 24th, 1936 (July 24 1936)BirthMark Goddard, American actor
July 24th, 1935 (July 24 1935)EventThe world s first children s railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
July 24th, 1935 (July 24 1935)EventThe dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109F (44C) in Chicago and 104F (40C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
July 24th, 1935 (July 24 1935)BirthPat Oliphant, Australian political cartoonist
July 24th, 1933 (July 24 1933)BirthDoug Sanders, American golfer
July 24th, 1933 (July 24 1933)BirthJohn Aniston, American Actor
July 24th, 1931 (July 24 1931)EventA fire at a home for aged people in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
July 24th, 1931 (July 24 1931)BirthErmanno Olmi, Italian director
July 24th, 1931 (July 24 1931)BirthEric Tabarly, French sailor (died in 1998)
July 24th, 1929 (July 24 1929)EventThe Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it was first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers).
July 24th, 1927 (July 24 1927)EventThe Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
July 24th, 1927 (July 24 1927)DeathRyunosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (born in 1892)
July 24th, 1924 (July 24 1924)EventThe World Chess Federation FIDE is founded in Paris.
July 24th, 1923 (July 24 1923)EventThe Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in the First World War.
July 24th, 1922 (July 24 1922)BirthMadeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
July 24th, 1921 (July 24 1921)BirthGiuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (died in 2008)
July 24th, 1920 (July 24 1920)BirthBella Abzug, U.S. Congresswoman from New York (died in 1998)
July 24th, 1919 (July 24 1919)BirthRobert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice (died in 1999)
July 24th, 1919 (July 24 1919)BirthFerdinand Kubler, Swiss cyclist
July 24th, 1918 (July 24 1918)BirthRuggiero Ricci, American violinist
July 24th, 1917 (July 24 1917)BirthRobert Farnon, Canadian-born conductor, composer, and arranger (died in 2005)
July 24th, 1916 (July 24 1916)BirthJohn D. MacDonald, American novelist, (died in 1986)
July 24th, 1915 (July 24 1915)EventPassenger ship Eastland capsizes in central Chicago, with the loss of 845 lives.
July 24th, 1915 (July 24 1915)BirthEnrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court (died in 2004)
July 24th, 1914 (July 24 1914)BirthEd Mirvish, Canadian businessman, philanthropist and theatrical impresario (died in 2007)
July 24th, 1911 (July 24 1911)EventHiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu "the Lost City of the Incas".
July 24th, 1910 (July 24 1910)BirthHarry Horner, American art director (died in 1994)
July 24th, 1910 (July 24 1910)DeathArkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (born in 1841)
July 24th, 1908 (July 24 1908)BirthCootie Williams, American trumpeter (died in 1985)
July 24th, 1904 (July 24 1904)BirthLeo Arnaud, French-American composer (died in 1991)
July 24th, 1901 (July 24 1901)EventO. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.O. Henry Quotes
July 24th, 1900 (July 24 1900)BirthZelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (died in 1948)F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes
July 24th, 1899 (July 24 1899)BirthChief Dan George, Meti actor (died in 1981)
July 24th, 1897 (July 24 1897)BirthAmelia Earhart, American aviator (disappeared 1937)
July 24th, 1895 (July 24 1895)BirthRobert Graves, English author (died in 1985)
July 24th, 1886 (July 24 1886)BirthJun ichiro Tanizaki, Japanese novelist (died in 1965)
July 24th, 1880 (July 24 1880)BirthErnest Bloch, Swiss composer (died in 1959)
July 24th, 1880 (July 24 1880)BirthKristian Hellstrom, Swedish athlete (died in 1946)
July 24th, 1878 (July 24 1878)BirthLord Dunsany, Irish writer (died in 1957)
July 24th, 1877 (July 24 1877)BirthCalogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (died in 1954)
July 24th, 1874 (July 24 1874)BirthOswald Chambers, Christian writer (died in 1917)Oswald Chambers Quotes
July 24th, 1867 (July 24 1867)BirthEdward Frederic Benson, English writer (died in 1940)
July 24th, 1866 (July 24 1866)EventReconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
July 24th, 1864 (July 24 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of KernstownConfederate General Jubal Early defeats Union army troops led by General George Crook in an effort to keep them out of the Shenandoah Valley.
July 24th, 1864 (July 24 1864)BirthFrank Wedekind, German writer (died in 1918)
July 24th, 1862 (July 24 1862)DeathMartin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States (born in 1782)Martin Van Buren Quotes
July 24th, 1860 (July 24 1860)BirthAlfons Mucha, Czech artist (died in 1939)
July 24th, 1857 (July 24 1857)BirthHenrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1943)
July 24th, 1856 (July 24 1856)BirthCharles Emile Picard, French mathematician (died in 1941)
July 24th, 1853 (July 24 1853)BirthWilliam Gillette, American actor and author (died in 1937)Eric Gill Quotes
July 24th, 1851 (July 24 1851)BirthFriedrich Schottky, German mathematician (died in 1935)
July 24th, 1847 (July 24 1847)EventAfter 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.
July 24th, 1832 (July 24 1832)EventBenjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming s South Pass. The Rock Quotes
July 24th, 1826 (July 24 1826)BirthIvan Bloch, military theorist and peace activist (died in 1902)
July 24th, 1823 (July 24 1823)EventSlavery is abolished in Chile
July 24th, 1821 (July 24 1821)BirthWilliam Poole, Infamous member of New York City s Bowery Boys gang (died in 1855)
July 24th, 1814 (July 24 1814)EventWar of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown s American invaders.
July 24th, 1803 (July 24 1803)BirthAdolphe Charles Adam, French composer (died in 1856)
July 24th, 1802 (July 24 1802)BirthAlexandre Dumas, pere, French writer (died in 1870)Alexandre Dumas Quotes
July 24th, 1794 (July 24 1794)BirthJohan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (died in 1865)
July 24th, 1786 (July 24 1786)BirthJoseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (died in 1843)
July 24th, 1783 (July 24 1783)BirthSimon Bolivar, South American liberator (died in 1830)Simon Bolivar Quotes
July 24th, 1768 (July 24 1768)DeathNathanial Lardner, English theologian (born in 1684)
July 24th, 1757 (July 24 1757)BirthVladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (died in 1825)
July 24th, 1739 (July 24 1739)DeathBenedetto Marcello, Italian composer (born in 1686)
July 24th, 1725 (July 24 1725)BirthJohn Newton, English cleric and hymnist (died in 1807)John Newton Quotes
July 24th, 1701 (July 24 1701)EventAntoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.
July 24th, 1660 (July 24 1660)BirthCharles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (died in 1718)
July 24th, 1594 (July 24 1594)DeathJohn Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (born in 1544)
July 24th, 1568 (July 24 1568)DeathPrince Don Carlos of Spain (born in 1545)
July 24th, 1567 (July 24 1567)EventMary Queen of Scots is deposed and replaced by her 1 year old son James VI.
July 24th, 1534 (July 24 1534)EventFrench explorer Jacques Cartier planted a cross on the Gaspe Peninsula and took possession of the territory in the name of the King Francis I of France.
July 24th, 1487 (July 24 1487)EventCitizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer.
July 24th, 1411 (July 24 1411)EventBattle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles on Scottish soil.
July 24th, 1240 (July 24 1240)DeathKonrad von Thuringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
July 24th, 1148 (July 24 1148)EventLouis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
July 24th, 1132 (July 24 1132)EventBattle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
July 24th, 1129 (July 24 1129)DeathShirakawa, Emperor of Japan (born in 1053)
July 24th, 1115 (July 24 1115)DeathMatilda, Countess of Tuscany (born in 1046)

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