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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24 - The Day in History - 1911 Machu Picchu Discovered


July 24 : General Interest
1911: Machu Picchu discovered

On July 24, 1911, American archeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru that is now one of the world's top tourist destinations... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Hancock scolds Schuyler
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hancock-scolds-schuyler

Automotive
1998 : Bidding starts on South Korea's Kia Motors Corp.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bidding-starts-on-south-koreas-kia-motors-corp

Civil War
1864 : Battle of Kernstown, Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-kernstown-virginia

Cold War
1959 : Nixon and Khrushchev have a "kitchen debate"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-and-khrushchev-have-a-kitchen-debate

Crime
1984 : A nine-year-old's murder puts an innocent man in jail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-nine-year-olds-murder-puts-an-innocent-man-in-jail

Disaster
1915 : Hundreds drown in Eastland disaster
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hundreds-drown-in-eastland-disaster

General Interest
1567 : Mary Queen of Scots deposed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mary-queen-of-scots-deposed
1847 : Mormons settle Salt Lake Valley
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mormons-settle-salt-lake-valley
1969 : Kennedy's goal accomplished
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedys-goal-accomplished

Hollywood
1998 : Saving Private Ryan opens in theaters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/saving-private-ryan-opens-in-theaters

Literary
1901 : O. Henry is released from prison
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/o-henry-is-released-from-prison

Music
1982 : "Eye Of The Tiger" from Rocky III tops the U.S. pop charts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quoteye-of-the-tigerquot-from-rocky-iii-tops-the-us-pop-charts

Old West
1832 : Bonneville leads first wagon crossing of South Pass
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bonneville-leads-first-wagon-crossing-of-south-pass

Presidential
1959 : Nixon debates Khrushchev at a fair in Moscow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-debates-khrushchev-at-a-fair-in-moscow

Sports
2005 : Lance Armstrong wins seventh Tour de France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lance-armstrong-wins-seventh-tour-de-france

Vietnam War
1965 : North Vietnam increases air defense capabilities
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-increases-air-defense-capabilities

World War I
1908 : Sultan of Turkey restores constitution at demand of Young Turk rebels
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sultan-of-turkey-restores-constitution-at-demand-of-young-turk-rebels

World War II
1943 : Operation Gomorrah is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-gomorrah-is-launched


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