About July 24

July 24, 2020 is the 206th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 203 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.
  • 1411
    Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1866
    Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
  • 1910
    The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.
  • 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.
  • 1931
    A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • 1937
    Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called “Scottsboro Boys”.
  • 1950
    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.

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