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July 24 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 24. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 50 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 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 a 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.
  • 1783
    The Kingdom of Georgia and the Russian Empire sign the Treaty of Georgievsk.
  • 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.
  • 1823
    In Maracaibo, Venezuela the naval Battle of Lake Maracaibo takes place, where Admiral José Prudencio Padilla, defeats the Spanish Navy, thus culminating the independence for the Gran Colombia.
  • 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 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 Columbus, Ohio 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; it 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 kills 48 people.
  • 1935
    The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee.
  • 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, and American planes 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”.

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