24 July

July 24 is the 205th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 160 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 24th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 24th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Tell an Old Joke Day
  • National Drive-Thru Day
  • National Cousins Day
  • National Tequila Day
  • National Parents Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – July 24

2019: Global warming is the fastest in 2,000 years and the scientific consensus that humans are the cause is at 99%, according to three major reports published in the journals “Nature” and “Nature Geoscience”

1982: Single “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor from “Rocky III” soundtrack starts 6-week run at No. 1 on US charts (Grammy for Best Rock Performance)

1943: Operation Gomorrah: RAF begins bombing Hamburg (till 3rd August), creating a firestorm and killing 42,600 people

1911: American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

1832: Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by Wyoming’s South Pass

1567: Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots

1534: Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, and claims it for France

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, July 24

1660: Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)

1720: Louise Ulrike, Queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1782)

1725: John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, born in Wapping, London (d. 1807)

1738: Elizabeth “Betje” Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author and poet (Sara Burgerhart), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1804)

1757: Vladimir Borovikovsky [Vоlоdymyr Borovyk], Russian painter, born in Myrhorod (now Ukraine) (d. 1825)

1759: Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21), born in Royal Palace of Turin, Italy (d. 1824)

1775: Eugène François Vidocq, French criminal and police detective, born in Arras, France (d. 1857)

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, July 24

1115: Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (b. 1046)

1129: Shirakawa, 72nd Emperor of Japan (1072-87), dies at 76

1240: Konrad von Thüringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights

1345: Jacob van Artevelde, statesman, murdered

1568: Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)

1594: John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)

1612: Ottavio M Frangipani, Pope elect, dies

1652: Johann Weichmann, German organist, and sacred and secular music composer (Sorgen-Lägerin), dies at 32

1663: Thomas Baltzar, German violinist and composer dies at about 33

1712: Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies

1739: Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), dies on 53rd birthday

1756: George Vertue, engraver, dies

1758: John Dyer, British poet, dies at 58

1768: Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)

1809: Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer, dies at 74

1812: Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63

1819: Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, dies at 43

1826: Jacob Kimball, composer, dies at 65

1831: Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, dies of cholera at 41

1837: Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter

1842: John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies

1846: Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer/choir master, dies at 81

1846: Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67

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