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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, 2005 (July 24 2005)EventLance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.
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, 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, 1991 (July 24 1991)EventGovernment of India announces the New Industrial Policy, marking the start of India s economic reforms.
July 24th, 1990 (July 24 1990)EventIraqi forces start massing on the Kuwait/Iraq border.
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, 1982 (July 24 1982)EventHeavy massive rain and mudslide occurred, some bridge destroyed at Nagasaki, Japan, 299 killed. Saki Quotes
July 24th, 1977 (July 24 1977)EventEnd of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
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, 1972 (July 24 1972)EventBugojno group caught by Croatian Army.
July 24th, 1969 (July 24 1969)EventApollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1950 (July 24 1950)EventA V-2 rocket makes the first launch from Kennedy Space Center
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, 1937 (July 24 1937)EventAlabama drops rape charges against the so-called "Scottsboro Boys."
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, 1931 (July 24 1931)EventA fire at a home for aged people in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
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, 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, 1915 (July 24 1915)EventPassenger ship Eastland capsizes in central Chicago, with the loss of 845 lives.
July 24th, 1911 (July 24 1911)EventHiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu "the Lost City of the Incas".
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, 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, 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, 1823 (July 24 1823)EventSlavery is abolished in Chile
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, 1701 (July 24 1701)EventAntoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.
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, 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.

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