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Saturday July 24, 2021

July 24: Day of the Week

July 24, 2021 was the 205th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 160 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 1911
    Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”.
  • 1929
    The 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).
  • 1931
    A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • 1937
    Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called “Scottsboro Boys”.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, those of the Americans by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.
  • 1950
    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
  • 1959
    At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a “Kitchen Debate”.
  • 1982
    Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • 2001
    Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
  • 2009
    The MV Arctic Sea, reportedly carrying a cargo of timber, is allegedly hijacked in the North Sea by pirates, but much speculation remains as to the actual cargo and events.

Who were born on July 24?

  • 1660
    Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
  • 1897
    Amelia Earhart, American aviator (d. 1937)
  • 1900
    Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist (d. 1948)
  • 1910
    Harry Horner, American art director (d. 1994)
  • 1934
    Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderer
  • 1938
    Eugene J. Martin, American painter and artist
  • 1945
    Hugh Ross, Canadian scientist and creationist advocate
  • 1956
    Charles Crist, American politician
  • 1957
    Larry Gott, English musician
  • 1989
    Kim Tae-Hwan, South Korean footballer

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