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
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.
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown’s American invaders.
The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.
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.
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”.
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.
Constantine Karamanlis arrives in Greece following the collapse of the Greek military junta, beginning Greece’s metapolitefsi era.
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”.
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?
William Poole, American racketeer and politician (d. 1855)
Ferdinand Kübler, Swiss cyclist
Wilfred Josephs, English composer (d. 1997)
Walt Bellamy, American baseketball player
Jim Armstrong (guitarist), bassist and singer (d. 2000)
Friedhelm Haebermann, German footballer
Yves Duteil, French singer and songwriter
Élise Crombez, Belgian model
Cafu, Brazilian footballer
Han Seung-yeon, South Korean singer/dancer
Who died on July 24?
Emperor Shirakawa, of Japan (b. 1053)
Benedetto Marcello, Italian composer (b. 1686)
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
Constance Bennett, American actress (b. 1904)
Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (b. 1904)
George Rodger, British photojournalist (b. 1908)
Alphonso Roberts, West Indian cricketer and politician (b. 1937)
Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
Chaney Kley, American actor (b. 1972)
Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
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