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Wednesday July 24, 2019

July 24: Day of the Week

July 24, 2019 is the 205th day of the year 2019 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.

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July 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 1715
    A Spanish treasure fleet of 10 ships under Admiral Ubilla leaves Havana, Cuba for Spain. Seven days later, 9 of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida. A few centuries later, treasure is salvaged from these wrecks.
  • 1823
    Slavery is abolished in Chile.
  • 1866
    Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
  • 1911
    Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”.
  • 1915
    The 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.
  • 1924
    Archeologist Themistoklis Sofoulis becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1931
    A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • 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”.
  • 1966
    Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 24?

  • 1851
    Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1880
    Ernest Bloch, Swiss composer (d. 1959)
  • 1916
    Bob Eberly, singer with the Jimmy Dorsey Band and Helen O'Connell, (d. 1981)
  • 1922
    Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer (d. 2010)
  • 1930
    Keshubhai Patel, Former Chief Minister of the Western State of Gujarat in India
  • 1945
    Azim Premji, Indian businessman
  • 1983
    Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
  • 1986
    Megan Park, Canadian actress
  • 1987
    Cafu, Brazilian footballer

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