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Today in History |  History

Today is Monday, July 24, the 205th day of 2023. There are 160 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On July 24, 1915, the passenger ship SS Eastland, carrying more than 2,500 people, rolled onto its side while docked at the Clark Street Bridge on the Chicago River. 844 people died in the disaster.

On this date:

In 1847, Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in present-day Utah’s Salt Lake Valley.

In 1866, Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.

In 1911, Yale University history professor Hiram Bingham III discovered Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas” in Peru.

In 1937, the state of Alabama dropped charges against four of nine black men accused of raping two white women in the “Scottsboro Case.”

In 1959, during a visit to Moscow, Vice President Richard Nixon engaged in his famous “kitchen debate” with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

In 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts – two of whom were the first to set foot on the moon – splashed down safely in the Pacific.

In 1974, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon must turn over White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.

In 1975, an Apollo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific, completing a mission that included the first docking with a Soyuz capsule from the Soviet Union.

In 1998, the movie “Saving Private Ryan” starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg was released.

In 2010, 21 people died and more than 500 were injured in a stampede inside a tunnel packed with techno music fans at the popular Love Parade festival in western Germany.

In 2016, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 2019, during a day of congressional testimony, Robert Mueller dismissed President Donald Trump’s claim of “complete exoneration” in Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s 2016 election meddling.

Ten years ago: The House rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency’s secret collection of millions of Americans’ phone records. At least 79 people have died after a high-speed train derailed outside Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. In Aparecida, Brazil, Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Roman Catholics to shun materialism. The Duchess of Cambridge has announced that Prince William and Kate’s newborn son will be named George Alexander Louis. Virginia Johnson, one half of the famous Masters and Johnson team of sex researchers, has died in St. Louis at the age of 88.

Five years ago: The Trump administration said it would provide $12 billion in emergency relief to farmers hurt by trade disputes with China and other countries. Brian Kemp, a self-described “politically incorrect conservative” with the endorsement of President Donald Trump, won Georgia’s GOP gubernatorial runoff; He will defeat Democrat Stacey Abrams in the general election. A federal judge in New York ordered the release of Pablo Villavicencio, an Ecuadorian immigrant who was being held for deportation after delivering pizzas to a US Army installation in Brooklyn; The immigrant had applied to remain in the country after marrying a US citizen with whom he had two daughters. Ivanka Trump has announced the closure of her fashion line, which has been targeted by boycotts and sparked concerns about conflicts of interest.

A year ago: Pope Francis began visiting Canada to apologize to indigenous peoples for abuse by missionaries in residential schools, a major step in the Catholic Church’s efforts to reconcile with indigenous communities and heal them from generations of trauma. Francis flew from Rome to Edmonton, Alberta, where his welcoming party included Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Inuk Mary May Simon, Canada’s first indigenous governor general. The top US military officer said the Chinese military had become more aggressive and dangerous in the past five years as it embarked on a journey into the Indo-Pacific, where the US aimed to strengthen ties with Beijing as a balance.

Today’s Birthdays: Political cartoonist Pat Oliphant is 88. Comedian Ruth Busey is 87. Actor Mark Goddard is 87. Actor Dan Hedaya is 83. Actor Chris Sarandon is 81. Actor Robert Hayes is 76. Former Republican National Chairman (Marc Richard-5) Act Richard Codes. 74. Actor Lynda Carter is 72 years old. Movie director Gus Van Sant is 71. Former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is 70. Country singer Pam Tillis is 66. Actor Paul Ben-Victor is 61. Basketball Hall of Famer Karl Malone’s basketball Harry Bardy is 60 b. Dyson is 58 years old. Actor and singer Kristin Chenoweth is 55. Actress Laura Layton is 55. Actor John P. Naveen Jr. is 55. Actor-singer Jennifer Lopez is 54. Basketball player-turned-actor Rick Fox is 54. (Director”W Jenkins 5TV) “Orange Is the New Black”) Age 50. Actor Eric Schmanda is 48. Actor Ross Byrne is 44. Country singer Jerrod Nieman is 44. Actor Samma R Glow is 42. Actor Shion McKinney is 42. Actor Elizabeth Moss is 42. Actor Elizabeth Moss is 42. Actor Elizabeth Moss is 41. Green is 41. Patrice Bergeron is 38. Actress Megan Park is 37. Actress Mara Wilson is 36. Actress Sarah Steele is 35. Rock singer Jay McGuinness (The Wa ND) Age 33. Actor Emily Bett Rickards is 32. Actor Lucas Adams is 30. Actor Lucas Adams is 30.

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