Today in History

What happened on the 24th of July in history?

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  • 1673
    Edmund Halley enters Queen's College Oxford as an undergraduate.
  • 1701
    French make 1st landing at site of Detroit.
  • 1704
    Great Britain takes Gibralter from Spain
  • 1847
    Mormon leader Brigham Young & followers arrive at Salt Lake City Ut
  • 1862
    Martin Van Buren 8th pres dies in Kinderhook N.Y.
  • 1866
    Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union.
  • 1925
    Scopes guilty of teaching evolution in a Tn HS fined $100 & costs
  • 1929
    Pres Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounced war
  • 1937
    Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro
  • 1946
    US detonates atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll
  • 1952
    Pres Truman announced a settlement in a 53-day steel strike.
  • 1959
    VP Nixon argued with Khrushchev known as the `Kitchen Debate'
  • 1967
    Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'
  • 1969
    Apollo 11 returns to Earth
  • 1975
    Apollo 18 returns to Earth
  • 1978
    Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after 'the one is a born liar the other a convicted one' comment about Steinbrenner & Jackson