Monday, July 24, 2017
History for July 24 - On-This-Day.com
Simon Bolivar 1783, Alexander Dumas 1802, Amelia Earhart 1898
Chief Dan George 1899, Lynda Carter 1951, Jennifer Lopez 1970 - Singer, actress
1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
1847 - Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press.
1866 - Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War.
1923 - The Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of modern Turkey, was concluded in Switzerland.
1929 - U.S. President Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.
1948 - Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin. The U.S.-British airlift began the following day.
1969 - The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
1987 - Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Hulda became the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak.