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1942Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC

1965Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

1979Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

1978Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

1992Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

1977Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

1969Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal

1961Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

199449th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1905Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Kaiser Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other's defense if attacked by European powers

1534Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France

1929President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war

1567Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots

1941FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

1824Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson

1958Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

1931Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

2005Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France victory (stripped for doping in 2012)

1967Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

1959US VP Nixon argues with Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate"

1847Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT

1799William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York

1758George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

1956Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow" premieres in London

July 24th Historical Events
Date Event
1132
Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. 
1148
Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade. 
1411
Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place. 
1487
Citizens of Leeuwarden Neth rebel against ban on foreign beer 
1534
Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France 
1567
Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots 
1577
Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur 
1577
Treason of Don Juan in Brussels 
1581
States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Willem van Orange 
1651
Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Va 
1673
Edmund Halley enters The Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate 
1683
1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord 
1692
French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein) 
1701
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit 
1704
English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar 
1712
Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army 
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 & Clark) is willed the slave York 
1823
Slavery is abolished in Chile. 
1824
Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson 
1832
Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming's South Pass. 
1833
HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay 
1847
Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT 
1847
Rotary-type printing press patents by Richard March Hoe, NYC 
1851
Window tax abolished in Britain 
1861
Skirmish at Taylor Mountain, (W)VA - CS Gen Wise retreats 
1863
Battle at Battle Mountain, Virginia 
1864
Battle of Winchester, VA US1200 CS600 
1866
Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union 
1870
1st trans-US 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 US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago 
1900
Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed 
1901
O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank. 
1902
Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England 
1902
In Turkey, the Sultan Abdul-Hamid, under pressure from within the Ottoman Empire, appoints a commission to consider reforms that might pacify Macedonian revolutionaries 
1905
Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Kaiser Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other's defense if attacked by European powers 
1905
5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0) 
1908
John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record) 
1908
After days of discussion with his ministers, Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey announces he is restoring the liberal constitution of 1876 and will become more responsive to demands of dissidents 
1909
Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates 
1910
Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull 
1911
Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas 
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 
1915
Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die 
1919
Race Riot in Washington DC (6 killed, 100 wounded) 
1921
Belgium's Leon Scieur wins Tour de France 
1923
Allied Powers & Turkey sign peace treaty, Lausanne 
1925
John T Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the "Scopes monkey trial", Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 & costs 
1927
The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres. 
1929
NY to SF foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde 
1929
President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war 
1931
George Gunn gets 183 & son of a gunn George Vernon 100* same innings 
1931
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6) 
1931
A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people. 
1933
German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe 
1934
1st ptarmigan hatched & reared in captivity, Ithaca, NY 
1935
1st greetings telegram sent in Britain 
1935
The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR. 
1936
118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record) 
1936
121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record) 
1936
Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government 
1937
Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro 
1938
Instant coffee invented 
1940
1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands 
1940
Linthorst Homan, de Quay & Einthoven forms Dutch Union 
1941
FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China 
1941
Nazis kill 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 NYC 
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
US troops land on Tinian 
1945
US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam 
1946
9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash 
1946
US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island 
1948
4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash 
1948
Soviets blockades Berlin from west 
1949
Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5 
1950
V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral 
1952
112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record) 
1952
Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6) 
1952
US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike 
1953
KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (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
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
14 people named 1st life peers in UK 
1958
Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again 
1958
Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row 
1959
500,000th Dutch TV set registered 
1959
US VP 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 US 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 
1964
-27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed 
1965
"Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 perfs 
1965
Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone" 
1965
Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets 
1965
Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in 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 Colo 
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 US Army on appeal 
1970
International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule 
1970
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1971
WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1972
Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16 
1972
Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces. 
1973
44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC 
1973
All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF 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 US 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
"Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premieres in NYC 
1978
Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe 
1978
Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games 
1978
Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner & Jackson 
1979
Pres Carter names Paul Volcker, pres of Federal Reserves 
1979
Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR 
1981
Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran 
1982
"Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 perfs 
1982
KHJ (LA) & KFRC (SF) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations 
1982
Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299. 
1983
"Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances 
1983
21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1) 
1983
Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
1983
Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France 
1983
Pine Tar Game: Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned) 
1983
Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America 
1985
Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai 
1986
SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage 
1987
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released 
1987
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
1988
43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann 
1988
US & 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
US 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
U 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
Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans 
1993
NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight 
1994
32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0) 
1994
49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan 
1994
Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms 
1994
Bodo kills 37 Moslems in Bashbari NE India 
1994
Miguel Indurain wins Tour de France 
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. 
2001
An Iranian warship in the Caspian Sea threatens a BP oil exploration ship off the coast of Azerbaijan 
2002
James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1. 
2005
Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France victory (stripped for doping in 2012) 
2007
Libya frees all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya. 
2012
John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills 
2012
Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia 
2013
22 are left dead after a conflict between the Knights Templar Cartel and Mexican police in Michoacan 
2013
80 people are killed and 140 are injured after a high-speed train derails in Santiago de Compostela, Spain 
2014
116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali 
2014
Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq 
2014
Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel 
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