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July 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, July 24, 1567, James VI became the King of England and Ireland?

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.

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 interesting facts about July 24th in history!

What Events Happened On July 24 In History?

2018 After introducing a preservation project, three bison calves were born in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

It had been 140 years since bison had been birthed in the wild.

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, 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.

OTD in 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.

1958 Boston Red Sox player Ted Williams was fined $250 for spitting on fans.

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 Hiram Bingham III rediscovered Machu Picchu

1847 Brigham Young and 148 Mormon pioneers entered Salt Lake Valley and founded Salt Lake City.

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.

Famous People Born On July 24

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Anna Paquin? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1969 Jennifer Lopez

American Singer

Jennifer Lopez
Age:
53 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1982 Anna Paquin

New Zealand-Canadian Actress

Anna Paquin
Age:
40 years old
Born In:
Manitoba, Canada
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1982 Elisabeth Moss

American Actress

Elisabeth Moss
Age:
40 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1990 Jay McGuiness

British Singer

Jay McGuiness
Age:
32 years old
Born In:
England, UK
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Special Holidays On July 24

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

July 24: National Drive-Thru Day

National Drive-Thru Day

Who has time these days to go into restaurants, sit, wait for service, wait for food, eat, wait to pay, and leave? Make the most of your time today by taking part in Drive-Thru Day. We’ll take a double cheeseburger meal, fries, and a soda, please.

July 24: National Tell An Old Joke Day

National Tell An Old Joke Day

Coming up with new jokes all the time can be such a bore that it's always good to keep a few old jokes in your back pocket. Sure, old jokes may be stale, but that doesn't matter today! Try to tell as many old jokes as possible; the more people who groan at them, the better!

July 24 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Leo is the fifth sign in the zodiac and is represented by the lion. Did you know that “Leo” is the Latin word for “lion”?

If you were born in July, Ruby is your assigned birthstone. Ruby was regarded as the “king of gems” by the ancient Hindus and is traditionally a favored gem by royal families worldwide.

People born on this day were likely conceived on Halloween of the previous year.

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