July 24th


August 20, 2022

July 24 is the 205th day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar (206th day in a leap year). There are 160 days left in the year.

Name days

Finnish calendar: Kristiina, Tiina, Kirsti, Kirsi, Krista, Kiia, Tinja Finnish-Swedish calendar: Kristina, Christine, Kerstin, Kristel, Krista, Kia, Stina, Tina orthodox calendar: Kristiina, Kirsti, Kirsi, Tiina, Boris Sami calendar: Risten, Ristiinná, Tiinná, Girste, Kirste in older calendars: Christiana, Christina, Ristiina


1567 – Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, had to abdicate. 1701 – Detroit, Michigan is founded. 1832 – Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train through the Rocky Mountains. 1847 - Brigham Young led 148 Mormon settlers to the Salt Lake Valley after a 17-month journey that led to the founding of Salt Lake City. 1911 – Hiram Bingham was the first westerner to discover the Inca city of Machu Picchu. 1920 - French forces defeat Syrian forces in the Battle of Maysalun and capture Damascus. 1923 – Greece, Bulgaria and other nations that fought in the First World War signed the Lausanne Peace Treaty in Switzerland, which defined the borders of present-day Turkey. 1929 – The Kellogg Pact (or Briand-Kellogg Pact), which condemned war as a means of foreign policy, went into effect. Most of the leading countries of the world had signed it in Paris on August 27, 1928. The practical significance of the agreement was minor in the future. 1937 – Alabama dropped rape charges in the last so-called Against "Scottsboro Boys". 1943 – World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins. British and Canadian planes bombed Hamburg at night and American planes during the day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives had killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings. 1967 - During an official state visit to Canada, Charles de Gaulle, President of the French Republic, declared to over 100,000 spectators in Montreal: "Vive le Québec libre!" ("Long live free Québec!"). The statement, widely understood as support for Quebec independence, angered the Canadian government and nearly all Anglophile Canadians. de Gaulle had to interrupt his state visit because of this. 1969 - Space exploration: The Apollo program. Apollo 11 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean. 1974 – Watergate scandal: The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had no right to withhold White House tapes and ordered him to turn over the tapes to the Watergate special counsel. 1992 – The first Assembly computer festival started at Kauniainen School. 2002 – James Traficant was expelled from the United States House of Representatives by a vote of 420-1. Before the vote, he had been sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption. 2002 – Alfred Moisius became the president of Albania. 2005 – A powerful earthquake shook the Nicobar Islands. However, the earthquake did not cause any injuries. 2005 – At least 22 people were killed and 25 wounded in a suicide bombing in Baghdad. A car bomb planted in a truck exploded near a police station in Baghdad. 2013 – A train derailed in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. At least 77 people were killed and more than a hundred were injured. 2018 – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned Sweden and Finland against getting closer to the military alliance NATO.


1360 – Nuno Álvares Pereira, Portuguese general (d. 1431) 1720 – Loviisa Ulrika, Queen of Sweden, wife of King Adolf Fredrik (d. 1782) 1725 – John Newton, English churchman and lyricist (Amazing Grace) (d. 1807) 1759 – Victor Emanuel I, King of Sardinia 1802–1821 (d. 1824) 1775 – Eugène-François Vidocq, French