On This Day..... July 24

 

JULY 24TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COUSINS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DRIVE THRU DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • SIMON BOLIVAR (1783-1830)
  • BILL THE BUTCHER (1821-1855)
 
  • AMELIA EARHART (1897-1939)
  • ZELDA FITZGERALD (1900-1948)
 
  • RUTH BUZZI (1936, 82)
  • DAN HEDAYA (1940, 78)
 
  • MARVIN THE MARTIAN (1948, 70)
  • MICHAEL RICHARDS (1949, 69)
 
  • LYNDA CARTER (1951, 67)
  • GUS VAN SANT (1952, 66)
 
  • STEVE GROGAN (1953, 65)
  • CLAIRE MCCASKILL (1953, 65)
 
  • CHARLIE CRIST (1956, 62)
  • KARL MALONE (1963, 55)
 
  • BARRY BONDS (1964, 54)
  • DOUG LIMAN (1965, 53)
 
  • KRISTEN CHENOWITH (1968, 50)
  • JENNIFER LOPEZ (1969, 49)
 
  • PATTY JENKINS (1971, 47)
  • ROSE BYRNE (1979, 39)
 
  • ANNA PAQUIN (1982, 36)
  • ELIZABETH MOSS (1982, 36)
 
  • BINDI IRWIN (1998, 20)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1534, JACQUES CARTIER DISCOVERS CANADA AND CLAIMS IT FOR FRANCE
  • IN 1567, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS IS FORCED OUT OF THE THRONE AND HER INFANT SON BECOMES KING JAMES VI OF SCOTLAND
  • IN 1701, ANTOINE DE LA MOTHE CADILLAC FOUNDS FORT PONTCHARTRAIN, WHICH IS LATER RENAMED DETROIT
 
  • IN 1758, GEORGE WASHINGTON IS ELECTED TO THE VIRGINIA HOUSE OF REPS
  • IN 1793, THE FIRST COPYRIGHT LAW IS PASSED IN FRANCE
  • IN 1824, THE HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIAN IS THE FIRST NEWSPAPER TO CONDUCT AND PUBLISH A POLITICAL POLL. ANDREW JACKSON IS THE CLEAR WINNER
 
  • IN 1832, THE FIRST WAGON TRAIL PASSES THROUGH THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AT WYOMING’S SOUTH PASS
  • IN 1847, BRIGHAM YOUNG AND HIS MORMON FOLLOWERS ARRIVE IN SALT LAKE
  • IN 1847, RICHARD MARCH HOE PATENTS THE ROTARY PRINTING PRESS
  • IN 1862, MARTIN VAN BUREN DIES OF HEART FAILURE AT 79
 
  • IN 1866, TENNESSEE IS THE 1ST CONFEDERATE STATE ADMITTED BACK INTO THE UNION
  • IN 1880, THE FIRST HYRDOELECTRIC POWER PLANT BEGINS GENERATING ELECTRICITY FOR GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
  • IN 1911, HIRAM BINGHAM DISCOVERS MACHU PICHU
  • IN 1917, MATA HARI GOES ON TRIAL IN PARIS FOR SPYING FOR GERMANY DURING WORLD WAR I. SHE IS ACCUSED OF CAUSING THE DEATHS OF 50,000 SOLDIERS
 
  • IN 1919, A RACE RIOT IN WASHINGTON D.C. KILLS 6 AND WOUNDS 100
  • IN 1942, IRVING BERLIN’S “THIS IS THE ARMY” PREMIERES ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1943, OPERATION GOMORRAH BEGINS WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBING HAMBURG. IT WOULD LAST UNTIL AUGST 3RD AND KILL OVER 42,000 GERMANS
 
  • IN 1944, THE SOVIET ARMY LIBERATES THE MAJDANEK CONCENTRATION CAMP
  • IN 1952, PRESIDENT TRUMAN STEPS IN TO END A 53 DAY STEEL STRIKE
  • IN 1952, GARY COOPER’S “HIGH NOON” OPENS
 
  • IN 1956, DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE LAST TIME AT THE COPACOBANA CLUB
  • IN 1958, TED WILLIAMS IS FINED $250 FOR SPITTING AT BOSTON FANS
  • IN 1959, VICE PRESIDENT NIXON AND NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV HAVE AN ARGUMENT WHICH BECOMES KNOWN AS “THE KITCHEN DEBATE”
 
  • IN 1961, THE FIRST AMERICAN COMMERCIAL FLIGHT IS HIJACKED TO CUBA
  • IN 1965, BOB DYLAN RELEASES “LIKE A ROLLING STONE”
  • IN 1967, THE BEATLES SIGN A PETITION IN THE NEW YORK TIMES FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
 
  • IN 1967, RACE RIOTING IN DETROIT POSTPONES THE TIGERS – ORIOLES GAME
  • IN 1969, APOLLO 11 RETURNS TO EARTH
  • IN 1971, PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS HIT #1 WITH ‘INDIAN RESERVATION”
 
  • IN 1974, THE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY AGREES THAT PRESIDENT NIXON MUST TURN OVER HIS WATERGATE TAPES
  • IN 1974, CHARLES BRONSON’S “DEATH WISH” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1974, FLORIDA NEWS ANCHOR CHRISTINE CHUBBUCK COMMITS SUICIDE BY SHOOTING HERSELF DURING A LIVE BROADCAST
  • IN 1976, ELTON JOHN AND KIKI DEE HIT #1 WITH “DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART”
 
  • IN 1977, DONNA SUMMER HITS #1 WITH “I FEEL LOVE”
  • IN 1979, PRESIDENT CARTER NAMES PAUL VOLCKER AS CHAIRMAN OF THE FED
  • IN 1979, CARL YASTRZEMSKI HITS HIS 400TH HOME RUN
 
  • IN 1980, PETER SELLERS DIES AT 54
  • IN 1982, HEAVY RAIN CAUSES A MUDSLIDE WHICH DESTROYS A BRIDGE IN NAGASAKI, JAPAN KILLING 300 PEOPLE
  • IN 1982, SURVIVOR HITS #1 WITH “EYE OF THE TIGER”
 
  • IN 1983, GEORGE BRETT HITS A HOME RUN IN A GAME AGAINST THE YANKEES WHICH IS CALLED BACK BECAUSE OF ILLEGAL PINE TAR ON HIS BAT. THE RULING IS OVERTURNED
  • IN 1984, GEORGE MICHAEL RELEASES “CARELESS WHISPER”
  • IN 1985, TWO FRENCH INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS ARE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER FOR BOMBING THE RAINBOW WARRIOR, A GREENPEACE BOAT WHICH WAS PROTESTING NUCLEAR TESTING
 
  • IN 1990, U.S. PERSIAN GULF FORCES ARE PUT ON HIGH ALERT AFTER SADDAM HUSSEIN SENDS 30,000 IRAQI TROOPS TO THE KUWAIT BORDER
  • IN 1992, YOKOHAMA RUBBER COMPANY RECALLS THEIR LATEST TIRE DESIGN AFTER THEY REALIZE THE TREAD RESEMBLES THE ISLAMIC WORD FOR ALLAH
  • IN 1993, NEW YORK METS PLAYER VINCE COLEMAN THROWS A QUARTER STICK OF DYNAMITE INTO THE CROWD AFTER THE GAME INJURING THREE PEOPLE
 
  • IN 1993, U2 HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “ZOOROPA”
  • IN 1993, UB40 START A 7 WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “CAN’T HELP FALLIN IN LOVE”
 
  • IN 1998, STEVEN SPIELBERG RELEASES “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN”
  • IN 2002, OHIO REPRESENTATIVE JAMES TRAFICANT IS EXPELLED FROM CONGRESS BY A 420-1 VOTE AND JAILED FOR TAKING BRIBES & FORCING STAFF TO WORK ON HIS FARM
  • IN 2005, LANCE ARMSTRONG RETIRES AFTER WINNING HIS SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE TOUR DE FRANCE. ALL VICTORIES WOULD LATER BE DISQUALIFIED AFTER HE WAS FOUND TO BE BLOOD DOPING IN 2012
 
  • IN 2007, BEYONCE TRIPS FALLING DOWN A SET OF STAIRS WHILE PERFORMING “RING THE ALARM” IN CONCERT AND INSTANTLY BECOMES A VIRAL VIDEO
  • IN 2012, FOUR BARRELS ARE DISCOVERED IN SVERDLOVSK, RUSSIA CONTAINING 248 HUMAN FETUSES WITH NO EXPLANATION
  • IN 2012, SHERMAN HEMSLEY DIES AT 74
 
  • IN 2015, PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS KENYA FOR TWO DAYS
  • IN 2017, JARED KUSHNER MEETS WITH SENATE INVESTIGATORS TO TESTIFY THAT HE DID NOT COLLUDE WITH RUSSIA DURING THE 2016 ELECTION
 

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