Next CLBR July 24: Day in History

1534

Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France.

1793

France passes 1st copyright law.

1824

Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson.

1847

Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT.

1866

Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union.

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.

1925

Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, fined $100 & costs.

1937

Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro.

1941

Nazi execute entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania

1943

Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, and American planes 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 building

1959

Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev engage in their famous Kitchen Debate which was a series of impromptu exchanges (through interpreters) at the opening of the American National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow..

1965

Bob Dylan records “Like a Rolling Stone.”

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.

1969

Apollo 11 splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

1974

A unanimous Supreme Court orders President Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes to the Special Prosecutor.  He would resign ten days later.

1979

Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th home run.  He would finish his career with 452.

1998

Russell Weston opens fire in US Capitol killing two police officers.

Birthdays

44 – JLo

45 – Kirsten Chenoweth

50 – Karl Malone

60 – Steve Grogan

62 – Lynda Carter

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