24 July (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.
Important events of 24 July
- 1132 – Battle of Nocera between Ranulf of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
- 1148 – Louis VII of France siege in Damascus during the second Crusade.
- 1758 – The then President of the United States, George Washington, joined North America’s first Assembly Virginia House of Burgesses.
- 1793 – France creates copyright laws.
- 1823 – Slavery customs in Chile were permanently terminated.
- 1870 – America’s first intercontinental rail service has begun.
- 1932 – Ramkrishna Mission Service Establishment was established.
- 1941 – The entire Jewish population of North European country Lithuania killed by Nazis.
- 1944-300 fighter planes bombard Germany
- 1969 – Apollo 11 spacecraft returned to Earth.
- 1982 – 299 people died in Nagasaki, Japan due to heavy rain collapse.
- 1994 – Bodo militants killed 37 Muslims in Bansbari, Assam
- 1999 – The successful launch of the American spacecraft Columbia.
- 2000 – S. Vijayalakshmi became the first female Grandmaster of chess.
- 2004 – Italy decides to launch seven visa call centres for Indian tourists.
- 2005 – A consensus has been made between North and Korea to free the Korean field from nuclear weapons.
- 2008 – Nearly 100 people affected by leakage in the Tricastin nuclear plant in France.
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Born on 24 July
- 1930 – 10th Chief Minister of Gujarat, Keshubhai Patel, Indian politician.
- 1937 – Famous Hindi film producer, actor (Revolution) by Manoj Kumar (Bharat Kumar).
- 1945 – Azim Hashim Premji, Indian industrialist
- 1968 – Laura Leighton, American singer, director, dancer.
Died on 24 July
- 1970 – Peter de Noronha, an Indian businessman.
- 1980 – Uttam Kumar was an Indian film actor, director, producer, singer, musician and playback singer.
- 2017 – Harshad Raval, Indian vocalist playback singer.
National/International Holidays and Observations List
- Income Tax Day (India)
- Pioneer Day (Utah)
- Police Day (Poland)
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