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24 July

1132 – Italy – Battle of Nocera. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nocera

1148 – Syria – Siege of Damascus began (Second Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Damascus_(1148)

1411 – Scotland – Battle of Harlaw. http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=64

1487 – Netherlands – Strike against ban on foreign beer in Leeuwarden.

1567 – Scotland – Mary, Queen of Scots, forced to abdicate in favour of her 1 year old son James VI. http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/scottish%20monarchs(400ad-1603)/thestewarts/maryqueenofscots.aspx

1783 – Russian Empire – Treaty of Georgievsk signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Georgievsk

1823 – Chile – Slavery abolished. http://www.examiner.com/article/timeline-of-abolition-of-slavery  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Chilean

1823 – Venezuela – Battle of Lake Maracaibo (Venezuelan War of Independence). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lake_Maracaibo

1864 – USA – Battle of Kernstown (American Civil War). http://www.shenandoahatwar.org/The-History/The-Battles/Second-Battle-of-Kernstown


1911 – Peru – Machu Picchu re-discovered by Hiram Bingham III. https://youtu.be/Gdgw8wyh24I http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/1913/04/machu-picchu/bingham-text


1915 – USA – SS Eastland capsized in dock on Chicago River, 844 killed. http://youtu.be/Ce6d1U903Xg WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/eastland-disaster-killed-more-passengers-titanic-and-lusitania-why-has-it-been-forgotten-180953146/?no-ist

1920 – Syria – Capture of Damascus (Franco-Syrian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Damascus_(1920)

1923 – Switzerland – Treaty of Lausanne signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Lausanne

1924 – Greece – Themistoklis Sofoulis became Prime Minister. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Themistoklis_Sofoulis

1927 – Belgium – Menin Gate War Memorial unveiled. http://www.firstworldwar.com/today/meningate.htm

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Hamburg (Operation Gomorrah – WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Hamburg_in_World_War_II

1944 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Kiel (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – India/Myanmar – USAAF plane missing, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440724-2

1944 – South Pacific – US Navy plane crashed, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440724-5

1945 – UK – USAAF plane crashed near Glossop, Shelf Moor, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450724-2

1947 – Argentina – FAMA plane crashed at Morón AB, BA, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470724-0

1948 – Canada – Rimouski Airlines plane crashed at Cap des Rosier, QC, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480724-0

1950 – USA – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station began operations. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/pdf/476784main_MCC%20HAER%20Report508.pdf

1950 – Israel – Air Liban plane crashed near Lebanese border, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500724-0

1951 – Mali – Sebena plane crashed near Goa Airport, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510724-0

1967 – Canada – Summer IV Pan American Games began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Pan_American_Games

1977 – Libya/Egypt – Libyan-Egyptian War ended (Arab Cold War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan%E2%80%93Egyptian_War

1982 – Japan – Mudslide in Nagasaki, 299 killed.

1983 – Sri Lanka – Black July Riots began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_July


1986 – UK – XIII Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland began. https://youtu.be/93M2-IVwvgo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_Commonwealth_Games

1987 – Persian Gulf – Operation Earnest Will began (Iran-Iraq War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Earnest_Will

1992 – Indonesia – Mandala Airlines Flight 660 crashed near Pattimura Airport, Ambon, 70 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19920724-2

1992 – Macedonia – Volga-Dnepr Airlines plane crashed near Skpje Airport, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19920724-1


1998 – USA – US Capitol Shooting Incident, 2 killed. https://youtu.be/gm2uXHPfloA WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/weston-russell-eugene.htm

1999 – Fiji – Air Fiji Flight 121 crashed near Delailasakau, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19990724-0

2001 – Bulgaria – Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha became Prime Minister. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simeon_Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

2001 – Sri Lanka – Bandaranaike Airport attacked by Tamil Tigers, 21 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/25/world/rebel-attack-on-airport-shocks-leaders-of-sri-lanka.html


2002 – USA – Quecreek Mine Accident. https://youtu.be/UPPoUKORPAg WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/12/us/quecreek-mine-rescue-fast-facts/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quecreek_Mine_rescue

2005 – India – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Nicobar Islands. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2005/usaxay/

2009 – Iran – Asia Air Flight 1525 crashed at Mashhad International Airport, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20090724-0

2014 – Mali – Air Algerie Flight 5017 crashed, 116 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20140724-0

York

1866 – First Yorkshire Fine Arts and Industrial Exhibition held in grounds of Bootham Asylum. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/yorks/city-of-york/pp535-537#h3-0002