24 July

24 July

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!

Global Celebrations

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

Historic Events

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

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

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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