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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
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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