What happened on July 24? There are more than 260 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About July 24

July 24 In HistoryJuly 24 is the 206th day of the year 2020. There are 160 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 30th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Tucker, Arkansas 72168 sunrise occured at 06:13 AM and sunset occured at 08:15 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Leo. The modern birthstone for this month is Ruby while the mystical birthstone is Ruby.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 203 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For July 24

  • 1132
    Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
  • 1148
    Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
  • 1411
    Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
  • 1487
    Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer.
  • 1534
    French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
  • 1567
    Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.
  • 1701
    Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1715
    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.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown’s American invaders.
  • 1823
    Slavery is abolished in Chile.
  • 1847
    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.
  • 1864
    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.
  • 1866
    Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
  • 1901
    O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
  • 1910
    The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.
  • 1911
    Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”.
  • 1915
    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.
  • 1922
    the draft of The British Mandate of Palestine was formally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations; and which came into effect on 26 September 1923.
  • 1923
    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.
  • 1924
    Archeologist Themistoklis Sofoulis becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1927
    The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
  • 1929
    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).
  • 1931
    A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • 1935
    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.
  • 1935
    The world’s first children’s railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
  • 1937
    Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called “Scottsboro Boys”.
  • 1938
    First ascent of the Eiger north face.
  • 1943
    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.
  • 1950
    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
  • 1959
    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”.
  • 1966
    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.
  • 1967
    During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec 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.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1972
    Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
  • 1974
    Constantine Karamanlis arrives in Greece following the collapse of the Greek military junta, beginning Greece’s metapolitefsi era.
  • 1974
    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.
  • 1977
    End of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
  • 1980
    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.
  • 1982
    Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • 1983
    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”.
  • 1990
    Iraqi forces start massing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.
  • 1998
    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.
  • 2001
    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.
  • 2001
    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.
  • 2002
    Democrat James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
  • 2005
    Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.
  • 2009
    The MV Arctic Sea, reportedly carrying a cargo of timber, is allegedly hijacked in the North Sea by pirates, but much speculation remains as to the actual cargo and events.

Who Were Born On July 24?

  • 923
    Emperor Suzaku of Japan (d. 952)
  • 1529
    Karl II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, governor of the Margravate of Durlach (d. 1577)
  • 1561
    Maria of Palatinate-Simmern, Duchess of Södermanland (d. 1589)
  • 1574
    Thomas Platter the Younger, Swiss physician (d. 1628)
  • 1660
    Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
  • 1725
    John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (d. 1807)
  • 1757
    Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (d. 1825)
  • 1783
    Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan military commander (d. 1830)
  • 1786
    Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)
  • 1794
    Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865)
  • 1802
    Alexandre Dumas, père, French writer (d. 1870)
  • 1803
    Adolphe Charles Adam, French composer (d. 1856)
  • 1821
    William Poole, American racketeer and politician (d. 1855)
  • 1826
    Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)
  • 1851
    Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1853
    William Gillette, American actor and author (d. 1937)
  • 1856
    Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (d. 1941)
  • 1857
    Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
  • 1860
    Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
  • 1860
    Princess Charlotte of Prussia (d. 1919)
  • 1864
    Frank Wedekind, German writer (d. 1918)
  • 1867
    Edward Frederic Benson, English writer (d. 1940)
  • 1867
    Fred Tate, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1867
    Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (d. 1908)
  • 1874
    Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
  • 1877
    Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1954)
  • 1878
    Edward Plunkett, Irish writer (d. 1957)
  • 1880
    Ernest Bloch, Swiss composer (d. 1959)
  • 1880
    Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1886
    Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese novelist (d. 1965)
  • 1888
    Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1895
    Robert Graves, English author (d. 1985)
  • 1897
    Amelia Earhart, American aviator (d. 1937)
  • 1899
    Chief Dan George, Canadian actor (d. 1981)
  • 1900
    Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist (d. 1948)
  • 1904
    Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
  • 1904
    Richard B. Morris, American constitutional historian (d. 1989)
  • 1908
    Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)
  • 1910
    Harry Horner, American art director (d. 1994)
  • 1912
    Essie Summers, New Zealand writer (d. 1998)
  • 1913
    Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (d. 2010)
  • 1914
    Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and theatrical impresario (d. 2007)
  • 1915
    Enrique Fernando, Filipino jurist (d. 2004)
  • 1916
    Bob Eberly, singer with the Jimmy Dorsey Band and Helen O'Connell, (d. 1981)
  • 1916
    John D. MacDonald, American novelist, (d. 1986)
  • 1917
    Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1917
    Robert Farnon, Canadian conductor, composer, and arranger (d. 2005)
  • 1918
    Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist
  • 1919
    Ferdinand Kübler, Swiss cyclist
  • 1919
    Robert Marsden Hope, Australian jurist (d. 1999)
  • 1920
    Bella Abzug, American politician (d. 1998)
  • 1921
    Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
  • 1922
    Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Aris Poulianos, Greek anthropologist
  • 1924
    Wilfred Josephs, English composer (d. 1997)
  • 1929
    Alfred Binns, West Indian cricketer
  • 1930
    Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (d. 2010)
  • 1930
    Keshubhai Patel, Former Chief Minister of the Western State of Gujarat in India
  • 1931
    Éric Tabarly, French sailor (d. 1998)
  • 1931
    Ermanno Olmi, Italian director
  • 1933
    Doug Sanders, American golfer
  • 1933
    John Aniston, American actor
  • 1934
    Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderer
  • 1935
    Derek Varnals, South African cricketer
  • 1935
    Pat Oliphant, Australian political cartoonist
  • 1936
    Dan Inosanto, Filipino-American martial artist
  • 1936
    Mark Goddard, American actor
  • 1936
    Ruth Buzzi, American actress and comedian
  • 1937
    Manoj Kumar, Indian actor
  • 1938
    Eugene J. Martin, American painter and artist
  • 1938
    John Sparling, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1939
    Walt Bellamy, American baseketball player
  • 1940
    Dan Hedaya, American actor
  • 1940
    Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • 1942
    Chris Sarandon, American actor
  • 1942
    Heinz Burt, bassist and singer (d. 2000)
  • 1944
    Jim Armstrong (guitarist), bassist and singer (d. 2000)
  • 1945
    Azim Premji, Indian businessman
  • 1945
    Hugh Ross, Canadian scientist and creationist advocate
  • 1946
    Friedhelm Haebermann, German footballer
  • 1946
    Leo Anthony Gallagher, American comedian
  • 1947
    Geoff McQueen, British television screenwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1947
    Peter Serkin, American pianist
  • 1947
    Robert Hays, American actor
  • 1947
    Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1949
    Michael Richards, American comedian
  • 1949
    Yves Duteil, French singer and songwriter
  • 1950
    Arliss Ryan, American author
  • 1950
    Marc Jampole, American poet
  • 1951
    Chris Smith, British politician
  • 1951
    Lynda Carter, American actress
  • 1952
    Gus Van Sant, American film director
  • 1953
    Claire McCaskill, American politician
  • 1953
    Jon Faddis, American jazz trumpet player and composer
  • 1956
    Charles Crist, American politician
  • 1956
    Pat Finn, American game show host and producer
  • 1957
    Larry Gott, English musician
  • 1957
    Pam Tillis, American singer
  • 1958
    Jim Leighton, Scottish goalkeeper
  • 1958
    Joe Barry Carroll, American basketball player
  • 1958
    Mick Karn, English musician (d. 2011)
  • 1961
    Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • 1962
    Johnny O'Connell, American race car driver
  • 1963
    Julie Krone, American jockey
  • 1963
    Karl Malone, American basketball player
  • 1963
    Paul Geary, American musician
  • 1964
    Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • 1964
    Barry Bonds, American baseball player
  • 1964
    John Rosengren, American writer and author
  • 1965
    Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player
  • 1965
    Doug Liman, American film director
  • 1965
    Kadeem Hardison, American actor
  • 1966
    Martin Keown, English footballer
  • 1968
    Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1968
    Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
  • 1968
    Laura Leighton, American actress
  • 1968
    Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
  • 1969
    Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
  • 1969
    Rick Fox, Bahamian basketball player
  • 1970
    Elli Kokkinou, Greek singer
  • 1970
    Stephanie Adams, American model and author
  • 1971
    Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
  • 1971
    John Partridge, English singer
  • 1972
    Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1972
    Rev. Jen Miller, American performance artist
  • 1975
    Dafydd James, Welsh rugby player
  • 1975
    Eric Szmanda, American actor
  • 1975
    Jamie Langenbrunner, American ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
  • 1976
    Nate Bump, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Rafer Alston, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1977
    Aitor Pérez, Spanish cyclist
  • 1977
    Danny Dyer, English actor and television presenter
  • 1977
    Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
  • 1978
    Andy Irons, American professional surfer (d. 2010)
  • 1979
    Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
  • 1979
    José Valverde, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
  • 1979
    Mark Andrew Smith, American graphic novelist
  • 1979
    Rose Byrne, Australian actress
  • 1979
    Stat Quo, American rapper
  • 1979
    Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
  • 1980
    Gauge, American pornographic actress
  • 1980
    Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan runner
  • 1981
    Mark Robinson, English footballer
  • 1981
    Summer Glau, American actress
  • 1982
    Élise Crombez, Belgian model
  • 1982
    Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand actress
  • 1982
    Michael Poppmeier, South African-born German rugby player
  • 1982
    Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1983
    Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
  • 1984
    Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer
  • 1985
    Eric Wright, American football player
  • 1985
    Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
  • 1985
    Teagan Presley, American pornographic actress
  • 1986
    Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
  • 1986
    Megan Park, Canadian actress
  • 1987
    Cafu, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987
    Mara Wilson, American actress
  • 1987
    Nathan Gerbe, American hockey player
  • 1988
    Han Seung-yeon, South Korean singer/dancer
  • 1988
    Ricky Petterd, Australian rules footballer
  • 1989
    Kim Tae-Hwan, South Korean footballer
  • 1990
    Daveigh Chase, American actress
  • 1990
    Dean Stoneman, British racing driver
  • 1991
    Lin Yue, Chinese athlete
  • 1992
    Dmitry Abyzov, Russian professional footballer
  • 1998
    Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer

Who Died On July 24?

  • 1115
    Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (b. 1046)
  • 1129
    Emperor Shirakawa, of Japan (b. 1053)
  • 1240
    Konrad von Thüringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
  • 1568
    Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • 1594
    John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  • 1739
    Benedetto Marcello, Italian composer (b. 1686)
  • 1768
    Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  • 1862
    Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States (b. 1782)
  • 1908
    Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. 1867)
  • 1910
    Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • 1927
    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1957
    Sacha Guitry, French actor, director, screenwriter and playwright (b. 1885)
  • 1962
    Wilfrid Noyce, English mountaineer (b. 1917)
  • 1965
    Constance Bennett, American actress (b. 1904)
  • 1966
    Tony Lema, American golfer (b. 1934)
  • 1969
    Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (b. 1904)
  • 1970
    Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1973
    Konstantinos Dovas, Greek general and Prime Minister (b. 1898)
  • 1974
    James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
  • 1980
    Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor (b. 1925)
  • 1980
    Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
  • 1985
    Father Ezechiele Ramin MCCJ, Italian Comboni missionary priest and martyr (b. 1953)
  • 1986
    Fritz Albert Lipmann, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1991
    Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born Yiddish author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1992
    Arletty, French singer and actress (b. 1898)
  • 1992
    Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • 1993
    Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • 1995
    George Rodger, British photojournalist (b. 1908)
  • 1995
    Jerry Lordan, English composer and singer (b. 1934)
  • 1995
    Marjorie Cameron, American writer, painter, actress, and occultist (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Alphonso Roberts, West Indian cricketer and politician (b. 1937)
  • 1997
    Saw Maung, Burmese dictator (b. 1928)
  • 1997
    William J. Brennan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1906)
  • 2000
    Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b. 1925)
  • 2001
    Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2004
    Bob Azzam, Egyptian singer (b. 1925)
  • 2005
    Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)
  • 2007
    Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Chaney Kley, American actor (b. 1972)
  • 2007
    Nicola Zaccaria, Greek bass (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
  • 2009
    E. Lynn Harris, American author (b. 1955)
  • 2010
    Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • 2011
    Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)

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