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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 24 - This Day in History

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

1998 : Bidding starts on South Korea's Kia Motors Corp.

Civil War
1864 : Battle of Kernstown, Virginia

Cold War
1959 : Nixon and Khrushchev have a "kitchen debate"

1984 : A nine-year-old's murder puts an innocent man in jail

1915 : Hundreds drown in Eastland disaster

General Interest
1567 : Mary Queen of Scots deposed

1847 : Mormons settle Salt Lake Valley

1969 : Kennedy's goal accomplished

1998 : Saving Private Ryan opens in theaters

1901 : O. Henry is released from prison

1982 : "Eye Of The Tiger" from Rocky III tops the U.S. pop charts

Old West
1832 : Bonneville leads first wagon crossing of South Pass

1959 : Nixon debates Khrushchev at a fair in Moscow

2005 : Lance Armstrong wins seventh Tour de France

Vietnam War
1965 : North Vietnam increases air defense capabilities

World War I
1908 : Sultan of Turkey restores constitution at demand of Young Turk rebels

World War II
1943 : Operation Gomorrah is launched
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