What happened this day in history July 24

What are the important events that happened on July 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 24: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 24 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.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 11, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,627,084,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectapentagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac 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.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,137 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 24 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1701
    Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown’s American invaders.
  • 1910
    The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Constantine Karamanlis arrives in Greece following the collapse of the Greek military junta, beginning Greece’s metapolitefsi era.
  • 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”.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 24?

  • 1821
    William Poole, American racketeer and politician (d. 1855)
  • 1919
    Ferdinand Kübler, Swiss cyclist
  • 1924
    Wilfred Josephs, English composer (d. 1997)
  • 1939
    Walt Bellamy, American baseketball player
  • 1944
    Jim Armstrong (guitarist), bassist and singer (d. 2000)
  • 1946
    Friedhelm Haebermann, German footballer
  • 1949
    Yves Duteil, French singer and songwriter
  • 1982
    Élise Crombez, Belgian model
  • 1987
    Cafu, Brazilian footballer
  • 1988
    Han Seung-yeon, South Korean singer/dancer

Who died on July 24?

  • 1129
    Emperor Shirakawa, of Japan (b. 1053)
  • 1739
    Benedetto Marcello, Italian composer (b. 1686)
  • 1927
    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1965
    Constance Bennett, American actress (b. 1904)
  • 1969
    Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (b. 1904)
  • 1995
    George Rodger, British photojournalist (b. 1908)
  • 1996
    Alphonso Roberts, West Indian cricketer and politician (b. 1937)
  • 2001
    Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2007
    Chaney Kley, American actor (b. 1972)
  • 2011
    Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)

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