Wednesday July 24, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

July 24: Day of the Week

July 24, 2024 is the 206th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.

July 24 Historical Event(s)

1411
Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
1534
French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
1701
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
1922
the draft of The British Mandate of Palestine was formally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations; and which came into effect on 26 September 1923.
1923
The Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in World War I.
1950
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
1967
During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! (“Long live free Quebec!”). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delighted many Quebecers but angered the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
1972
Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
1998
Russell 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.
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.

Who were born on July 24?

1794
Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865)
1940
Dan Hedaya, American actor
1944
Jim Armstrong (guitarist), bassist and singer (d. 2000)
1945
Hugh Ross, Canadian scientist and creationist advocate
1947
Peter Serkin, American pianist
1951
Chris Smith, British politician
1958
Joe Barry Carroll, American basketball player
1970
Elli Kokkinou, Greek singer
1980
Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan runner
1982
Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand actress

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