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Events and People Who Made History on July 24

15th Century

1487 - Citizens of Leeuwarden Netherlands rebel against ban on foreign beer

16th Century

1534 - Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France
1554 - Queen Maria of England marries Philip, king of Naples/Jerusalem
1567 - Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate and 1-year-old James VI becomes King of Scotland
1577 - Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
1577 - Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
1581 - States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Willem van Orange

17th Century

1651 - Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Va
1673 - Edmund Halley enters Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate
1683 - 1st settlers from Germany to U.S., leave aboard Concord
1692 - French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)

18th Century

1701 - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft. Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
1704 - English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1712 - Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes King James VIII
1758 - George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
1783 - Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
1793 - France passes 1st copyright law
1799 - William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) is willed the slave York

19th Century

1824 - Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson
1833 - HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay
1847 - Brigham Young and his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah
1847 - Rotary-type printing press patents by Richard March Hoe, New York City
1851 - Window tax abolished in Britain
1861 - Skirmish at Taylor Mountain, (W)Virginia - CS General Wise retreats
1863 - Battle at Battle Mountain, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Winchester, Virginia US1200 CS600
1866 - Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union
1870 - 1st trans-U.S. rail service begins
1877 - 1st time federal troops are used to combat strikers
1883 - Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
1886 - China takes British protectorate of Burma
1893 - For only time in history of U.S. Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago

20th Century

1900 - Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed
1902 - Trumper a century before lunch 4th Test Cricket vs. England
1905 - Treaty of Bjorko: Emperor Wilhelm II/czar Nicholas II
1908 - John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)
1909 - Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
1910 - Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
1911 - Cleve's League Park hosts 1st unofficial ML All Star game (benefit game for Addie Joss' family). Cleveland Naps lose to All Stars 5-3
1911 - Hiram Bingham discovers Lost City of the Incas
1915 - Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die
1919 - Race Riot in Washington D.C. (6 killed, 100 wounded)
1921 - Belgium's Leon Scieur wins Tour de France
1923 - Allied Powers and Turkey sign peace treaty, Lausanne
1925 - Scopes guilty of teaching evolution in a Tennessee High School, fined $100 and costs
1929 - New York to San Francisco foot race ends (2 months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde
1929 - President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
1931 - George Gunn gets 183 and son of a gunn George Vernon 100* same innings
1931 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)
1933 - #1726 Hoffmeister, #2136 Jugta, #2158, #3957 Sugie and #4589 McDowell
1933 - German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe
1934 - 1st ptarmigan hatched and reared in captivity, Ithaca, New York
1935 - 1st greeting telegram sent in Britain
1936 - 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
1936 - 121 degrees F (49 degrees C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
1936 - General Mola and Cabanellas form Spanish anti-govt
1940 - 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands
1940 - Linthorst Homan, de Quay and Einthoven forms Dutch Union
1941 - Franklin D. Roosevelt demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
1941 - Nazi execute entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania
1941 - Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
1942 - Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army," premieres in New York City
1943 - RAF bombs Hamburg (20,000 dead)
1944 - 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions
1944 - Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek
1944 - U.S. troops land on Tinian
1945 - U.S. destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam
1946 - 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash
1946 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1948 - 4 Duluth Minnesota Dukes (St. Louis Cardinals Class C farm team) die in crash
1948 - Soviets blockades Berlin from west
1949 - Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 home runs to beat Senators, 7-5
1950 - V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
1952 - 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
1952 - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
1952 - President Truman settles 53-day steel strike
1953 - KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Ali Sastroamidjojo of Government resigns in Indonesia
1955 - Betty Jameson/Mary Faulk wins Virg Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1956 - Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow," premieres in London
1956 - Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jesey City
1957 - KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - 14 people named 1st life peers in U.K.
1958 - Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
1958 - Test Cricket debuts against New Zealand for Dexter, Illingworth and Subba Row
1959 - 500,000th Dutch TV set registered
1959 - Vice President Nixon argues with Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate"
1960 - 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron
1961 - Beginning of a trend, a U.S. commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba
1961 - Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show
1961 - Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader
1963 - 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1963 - Dutch government of Marijnen forms
1965 - Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
1965 - Casey Stengel resigns as manager of New York Mets
1965 - "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 87 performances
1965 - Rock group "Animals" 1st time on British charts
1966 - 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
1966 - Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
1967 - 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colorado
1967 - Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
1967 - Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'
1967 - Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
1967 - Norway requests European Common Market membership
1967 - Race riots in Cambridge Maryland
1967 - Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
1968 - Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances
1969 - Apollo 11 returns to Earth
1969 - Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
1969 - Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army on appeal
1970 - International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
1970 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 - WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 - Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16
1973 - 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
1973 - All star MVP: Bobby Bonds for the San Francisco Giants
1974 - Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
1975 - Apollo 18 returns to Earth
1976 - John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
1977 - 32nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1977 - Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
1977 - Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
1978 - Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner and Jackson
1978 - Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe
1978 - Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games
1978 - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premieres in New York City
1979 - President Carter names Paul Volcker, President of Federal Reserves
1979 - Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th home run
1981 - Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
1982 - "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill New York City after 63 performances
1982 - KHJ (LA) and KFRC (SF) become 2nd and 3rd stereo AM stations
1983 - 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Germany in Zurich, Switzerland (2-1)
1983 - Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
1983 - "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 41 performances
1983 - Pine Tar Game: Brett's home run disallowed against Yankees (overturned)
1983 - Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
1984 - Steve Ballesteros wins British Open
1985 - Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai
1986 - San Francisco Federal jury convicts Navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
1987 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
1987 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
1988 - 43rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
1988 - U.S. and Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1989 - Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
1990 - Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
1990 - U.S. warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
1991 - Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
1991 - University of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
1992 - Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, eff 3/1/93
1992 - Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
1993 - Actor Richard Moll (Night Court) weds Susan Brown
1993 - Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans
1993 - New York Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
1993 - Night Court actor Richard Moll (50) weds Susan Brown (32)
1994 - 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1994 - 49th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1994 - Asociacon de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
1994 - Bodo kills 37 Moslems in Bashbari NE India
1994 - Miguel Indurain wins Tour de France

21st Century

2005 - Lance Armstrong retires after winning his 7th straight Tours de France


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