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This was 205th day of the year and 160 days remained in the year.


July 24 Birthdays

Amelia Earhart
1897–1937, American aviator, born in Atchison, Kansas.

Simon Bolivar
liberator (1783)

Alexandre Dumas
novelist (1802)

Bella Abzug
Congresswoman (1920)

Jennifer Lopez
actress (1969)

July 24 in History

1847

Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake.

1862

Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, died in Kinderhook, N.Y.

1866

Tennessee became the first Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

1937

Charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the Scottsboro case were dropped.

1974

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

2002

Nine coal miners were trapped in a mine in Pennsylvania. All were rescued three days later.

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