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July 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 24

July 24th is known as Drive-Thru Day & Tell An Old Joke Day.

Welcome to day 205 of the year folks, there are 160 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on July 24th shares the zodiac sign of Leo.

Here you’re going to discover some incredibly important events that all happened on this day in history, including space events, sports and fashion.

Did you know that on this day in 1567, James VI became the King of England and Ireland? He was only thirteen months old but was given the throne when his mother abdicated.

Keep reading for more facts about July 24th in history!

What Happened On July 24 In History?

2018

Three bison calves were born in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, after introducing a preservation project.

It had been 140 years since bison had been birthed in the wild in Banff National Park.
Source BBC
1998

The epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg, “Saving Private Ryan,” was released in theaters.

1984

George Michael released his “Careless Whisper” single.

It became a huge success around the world, selling around 6 million copies worldwide, with one-third of them being in the United States.
1982

“Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for eight weeks.

1975

Luxury fashion brand Giorgio Armani was founded in Milan, Italy.

1969

NASA’s Apollo 11 safely returned to Earth after being the first manned mission to the moon.

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins landed on the Pacific Ocean and were brought to land by a rescue boat.
Source NASA
1958

Boston Red Sox player, Ted Williams was fined $250 for spitting on fans.

Source MLB
1917

Dutch exotic dancer, Mata Hari was put on trial in Paris after being accused of being a spy.

It was rumored she was responsible for the death of around 50,000 people.
1911

American archeologist, Hiram Bingham III rediscovered Machu Picchu, Peru.

OTD in 1911: American archeologist
1567

James VI became the King of England and Ireland at just one year old.

1534

French-Breton explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in Canada and planted a cross into the ground to claim the land for France.

OTD in 1534: French-Breton explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in Canada and planted a cross into the ground to claim the land for France.