July 24: Day of the Week
July 24, 2021 is the 205th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1701Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
- 1866Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
- 1910The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.
- 1915The passenger ship S.S. Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
- 1927The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
- 1929The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers).
- 1935The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (44°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- 1959At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a “Kitchen Debate”.
- 1998Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
- 2002Democrat James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
Who were born on July 24?
- 1826Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)
- 1913Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (d. 2010)
- 1916Bob Eberly, singer with the Jimmy Dorsey Band and Helen O'Connell, (d. 1981)
- 1919Ferdinand Kübler, Swiss cyclist
- 1939Walt Bellamy, American baseketball player
- 1962Johnny O'Connell, American race car driver
- 1963Karl Malone, American basketball player
- 1964John Rosengren, American writer and author
- 1981Summer Glau, American actress
- 1991Lin Yue, Chinese athlete
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