Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 24

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This is a list of selected July 24 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Simón Bolívar Day in Ecuador and Venezuela; cleanup required
1701 – French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac established Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, which later grew into the city of Detroit. lots of CN tags (29), bare URLs
1783 – The Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti and the Russian Empire signed the Treaty of Georgievsk, establishing Georgia as a protectorate of Russia. lots of CN tags (7)
1847Brigham Young led the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley of Utah, at the time a part of Mexico. refimprove section
* 1910Ottoman forces captured the city of Shkodër, ending the Albanian revolt of 1910. ref issues
1911 – In the Peruvian Andes, American explorer Hiram Bingham re-discovered Machu Picchu, then thought to be the "Lost City of the Incas". refimprove sections
1915 – The passenger ship SS Eastland rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River, killing 844 passengers and crew, the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes. refimprove section
1927 – The Menin Gate war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, marking the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that led Allied soldiers to the front line during World War I, was unveiled. refimprove section
1929 – The Kellogg–Briand Pact, an international treaty renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, went into effect. featured on August 27
1938 – A combined German–Austrian team became the first team to climb the north face of the Eiger, one of the six great north faces of the Alps. refimprove section
1943Second World War: RAF Bomber Command began Operation Gomorrah, the strategic bombing of Hamburg, Germany, eventually killing at least 50,000 and leaving over a million others homeless. refimprove section
1963Bluenose II, a replica fishing schooner and major Canadian symbol, was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. lots of CN tags in one section (4)
1977 – The Libyan–Egyptian War, a short border war between the two nations, ended after the combatants agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Algeria. featured on July 21
1991 – The government of P. V. Narasimha Rao and his finance minister Manmohan Singh introduced reforms that began the ongoing economic liberalisation in India. expansion
2001Sri Lankan Civil War: Fourteen members of the Black Tigers squadron of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam carried out a suicide attack on Bandaranaike International Airport, destroying eight military aircraft and three passenger jets. refimprove
2001Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, was sworn in as prime minister of Bulgaria, becoming one of the first monarchs in history to regain political power through a democratic election to a different office. unreferenced section (Ancestry)
2002 – Having been convicted of accepting bribes, income tax evasion, and racketeering, James Traficant was expelled from the United States House of Representatives. refimprove section
2007 – The Libyan government extradited six foreign medical workers who were charged with conspiring to deliberately infect over 400 children with HIV in 1998. unreferenced section
2013 – A Spanish high-speed train derailed at Santiago de Compostela; 79 died and around 140 were injured. lots of CN tags (7)


July 24: Pioneer Day in Utah, United States (1847)

Battle of Harlaw monument
Battle of Harlaw monument
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