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July 24th In Pop Culture History

1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI, after the sudden death of one husband and the quick marriage to another.

1823 - Slavery was abolished in Chile.

1847 - Brigham Young brought 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, establishing Salt Lake City.

1901 - Writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) was released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.

1915 - SS Eastland overturned on the Chicago River.

1935 - The Dust Bowl heat wave reached its peak, with temperatures of 109°F (43°C) in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1950 - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station opened with the launch of Bumper rocket 8. The first 7 Bumpers were launched from White Sands, New Mexico.

1971 - #1 Hit July 24, 1971 - July 30, 1971: Paul Revere & the Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)

1974 - The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they ordered him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox.

1976 - #1 Hit July 24, 1976 - August 6, 1976: The Manhattans - Kiss and Say Goodbye

1982 - #1 Hit July 24, 1982 - September 3, 1982: Survivor - Eye of the Tiger

1993 - #1 Hit July 24, 1993 - September 10, 1993: UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love

1999 - #1 Hit July 24, 1999 - July 30, 1999: Will Smith featuring Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee - Wild Wild West

2002 - Democrat James Traficant was expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1 (CA Representative Gary Condit didn't vote against him).

2004 - #1 Hit July 24, 2004 - August 6, 2004: Usher - Confessions Part II

July 24th
Celebrity Birthdays

My Ambition:

Jennifer 'J-Lo' Lopez (1970)
Karl Malone (1963)
Kristin Chenoweth (1968)
Amelia Earhart (1898)
Lynda Carter (1951)
I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

 



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