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.
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)
- 1911Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”.
- 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).
- 1931A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
- 1937Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called “Scottsboro Boys”.
- 1943World 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.
- 1950Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
- 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”.
- 1982Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
- 2001Simeon 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.
- 2009The 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?
- 1660Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
- 1897Amelia Earhart, American aviator (d. 1937)
- 1900Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist (d. 1948)
- 1910Harry Horner, American art director (d. 1994)
- 1934Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderer
- 1938Eugene J. Martin, American painter and artist
- 1945Hugh Ross, Canadian scientist and creationist advocate
- 1956Charles Crist, American politician
- 1957Larry Gott, English musician
- 1989Kim Tae-Hwan, South Korean footballer
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