About July 24

July 24, 2021 is the 205th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 192 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On 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.
  • 1487
    Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer.
  • 1701
    Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1823
    Slavery is abolished in Chile.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1935
    The world’s first children’s railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.

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