July 24 in Pop Culture History
|July 24th is…
Amelia Earhart Day
National Cousins Day
Tell An Old Joke Day
Thermal Engineer Day
REMINDER: If you have promised your significant other that you will love them 7/24, TODAY is 7/24.
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.
#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.
#1 Hit July 24, 1976 – August 6, 1976: The Manhattans – Kiss and Say Goodbye
#1 Hit July 24, 1982 – September 3, 1982: Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
1987 – Summer School, Wish You Were Here and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace debuted in theaters.
1992 – Mo Money and Mom, Afraid of the Dark and Mom and Dad Save the World were released in theaters.
#1 Hit July 24, 1993 – September 10, 1993: UB40 – Can’t Help Falling In Love
1996 – A Time to Kill was released in theaters.
1998 – Saving Private Ryan, Disturbing Behavior and Mafia! debuted in theaters.
#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).
#1 Hit July 24, 2004 – August 6, 2004: Usher – Confessions Part II
2009 – G-Force, The Ugly Truth and Orphan were released in theaters.
2015 – Pixels, Southpaw and Paper Towns debuted in theaters.
#1 Hit July 24, 2021 – July 30, 2021: Permission to Dance – BTS