1959 Soviet Union Moscow Meeting
24th July 1959 : Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev engage in a heated debate about capitalism and communism in the middle of a model kitchen set up for the American National Exhibition in Moscow.
1990 Kuwait Iraq Troops Mass On Border
24th July 1990 : Reports of mass Iraq troops on the Kuwait border raise concerns that Iraq is planning to invade the country which is one of the richest oil nations in the world.
Just over one week later on August 2, 1990 Iraq did invade Kuwait and within two days most of the Kuwaiti Armed Forces and Iraq was in control.
Following a number of UN Security Council resolutions and Arab League including Resolution 678 gave Iraq a withdrawal deadline from Kuwait of January 15,1991. The following day when Iraq forces did not leave January 16th a UN coalition force begins (Operation Desert Storm) joining the regional states of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf states and by February 28, 1991 Iraq forces had been forced to leave Kuwait.
1915 U.S.A. Steamer Overturns
24th July 1915 : The steamer Eastland overturns in the Chicago River, drowning between 800 and 850 of its passengers who were heading to a picnic.
1939 U.S.A. Major Crop Losses Through Drought
24th July 1939 : The continuing drought conditions in the North Eastern US continue and farmers are now resigned to losing much of the crop and are using the valuable water for kitchen gardens to ensure the family will have food during the long cold winter period. many wells and streams have now dried up due to the lack of rainfall
1943 Germany Hamburg Bombing Raids
24th July 1943 : Britain and the United States work together on bombing raids on Hamburg continuing non stop for 7 days and nights with British bombers bombing Hamburg by night, and Americans bombing it by day. The resulting Firestorms from the bombing left at least 40,000 dead in the first 3 days.
1969 U.S.A. Apollo 11 Safely Returns To Earth
24th July 1969 : Apollo 11, the U.S. spacecraft that had taken the first astronauts to the surface of the moon, safely returns to Earth, this fulfilled the dream of President John F. Kennedy in 1961 when he said "I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth."
1974 U.S.A. Watergate Tapes Must Be Handed Over
24th July 1974 : The US Supreme Court orders President Nixon to hand over tape recordings of White House conversations about the Watergate affair to the Watergate special prosecutor.
1978 U.S.A. Caribou Wildlife Range Fails To Gain Protection
24th July 1978 : The senate energy committee rejected a bid to designate the potentially oil rich National Wildlife Range as Wilderness . Naturalists want the area protected from drilling to protect the 120,000 Caribou who use the range as a calving area, Many believe that this wildlife range could provide the largest onshore oil and gas field in the US in future.
1979 U.S.A. Ted Bundy Found Guilty
24th July 1979 : Ted Bundy was found guilty of murdering two sorority sisters. Although his exact number of victims is unknown, Bundy confessed to more than 30 murders. He was executed in the electric chair on January 24, 1989.
1986 Brazil Inflation Rampant
24th July 1986 : In a plan to combat poverty and inflation in the third worlds most indebted nation, the president has announced plans to increase taxes on cars, fuel and foreign travel
1998 U.S.A. Merger Mania
24th July 1998 : The rash of mergers around the world continues to grow ( Bigger is Better Mentality of Corporations ) as Enron Corporation acquires British-based Wessex Water, PLC.
1999 Morocco King Hassan II Dies
24th July 1999 : King Hassan the Arab world's longest reigning leader has died of a heart attack and his eldest son and successor, Crown Prince Sidi Mohamed, has been proclaimed commander of the faithful and King of Morocco.
2001 Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger Rebels Attack Airport
24th July 2001 : Tamil Tigers have attacked the only International airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka destroying 6 passenger aircraft half the Sri Lankan Airways fleet and eight military planes. The rebels firing guns and armed with mortars killed 15 and injured many more in the attack, the Sri Lanka
tourist industry had just started to gain some important new visitors but this will end hopes for more tourism in the country.
2005 France Lance Armstrong Wins 7th Tour De France
24th July 2005 : Lance Armstrong wins a record-setting seventh consecutive Tour de France and retires from the sport Check Out Our New Section Sports The History and Evolution
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Iraq 2006 Iraq Saddam Hussein Trial
24th July 2006 : Saddam Hussein’s trial for crimes against humanity resumed in Baghdad on this day despite his absence. Hussein was hospitalized after staging a seventeen-day hunger strike in protest of his lawyers’ murders.
U.S.A. 2007 U.S.A. Democratic Party
24th July 2007 : The eight presidential candidates for the Democratic party in the United States presidential election of 2008 held their first debate. The candidates answered questions submitted on YouTube, marking the growing influence that social-networking and video-sharing websites have on politics. The Original eight were Senator Barack Obama, Senator Chris Dodd, Senator Joe Biden, Governor Bill Richardson, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Senator John Edwards, Senator Mike Gravel and Senator Hillary Clinton.
U.S.A. 2008 U.S.A. South Mountain Community
24th July 2008 : A gunman wounded three people at the South Mountain Community
College in Phoenix, Arizona on this day.
Mexico 2011 Mexico Mass Arrests in Mexico
24th July, 2011 : Mexican authorities arrest over one thousand people after a police raid in Ciudad Juarez. The raid was meant to crackdown on human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the city, one of the most violent cities in Mexico. Police also announced that they were able to rescue twenty underage women.
United States 2012 United States US Actor Sherman Hemsley Dies
24th July, 2012 : Television actor Sherman Hemsley died at the age of seventy-four. Hemsley was best known for his portrayal of George Jefferson on the sitcoms All in the Family and The Jeffersons which ran for eleven seasons.
Known For :
Lynda joined the Relatives in 1968, who toured for three months
in Las Vegas before singing with The Garfin Gathering (where she, quite
independent of her later T.V. role, gained the nickname of Wonder Woman).
She represented Arizona in the Miss World U.S.A. completion in 1972, and
played A.B.C's Wonder Woman in 1975. It's success launched its T.V. series
(although that was taken over by C.B.S. in the second season. It played
for three seasons in all (ending in 1979). She had several minor T.V.
roles when she applied to be Star Trek: The Next Generation's Kathryn
Janeway in 1995 and has gone back to singing.
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