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July 24: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on July 24 throughout history. The 205th day of the Gregorian calendar is July 24th. Brigham Young and his companions landed in Salt Lake City in 1847. The Apollo 11 astronauts landed safely in the Pacific Ocean in 1969.

The 24th of July falls under the sign of Leo. On July 24th, Amelia Earhart and Jennifer Lopez were born. National Tequila Day, National Drive-Thru Day, and National Cousins Day all fall on this day.

Event

(July 24, 1911)
Hiram Bingham III, an American academic, explorer, and politician, rediscovers Machu Picchu, often known as the "Lost City of the Incas."

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(July 24, 1915)
The passenger ship SS Eastland sinks in the Chicago River while docked. The Great Lakes tragedy that claimed the lives of 844 passengers and crew members was the single shipwreck with the highest number of fatalities.

(July 24, 1927)
At Ypres, the Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled.

(July 24, 1966)
Brian Schubert and Michael Pelkey perform the first BASE jump from El Capitan. Both of them had shattered bones. El Cap has now prohibited BASE jumping.

Happy Birthday! (July 24, 1969)
Jennifer Lopez, American actress, singer, and dancer.

(Died on July 24, 2020)
Regis Philbin, American actor and television host (b. 1931).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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