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Ephemeris of July 24:

In the Gregorian Calendar, July 24 is the 205th
(Two-hundredth fifth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Being a poet is a disease more than a profession.

— Robert Graves
English poet (born July 24, 1895)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

July 24 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1064: in the Taifa of Badajoz, Fernando I of León besieges and occupies the Muslim city of Coimbra (now Portugal).
  • 1149: in Jerusalem, Conrado III and his troops are defeated by the forces of Zengi.
  • 1177: the peace signed in Venice frees Frederick I Barbarossa from excommunication and puts an end to the ecclesiastical Schism.
  • 1557: in France the edict of Compiegne is proclaimed, condemning sacramentalists or relapses to the death penalty.
  • 1701: in the United States the French founded Fort Ponchartrain (present-day Detroit).
  • 1823: the naval battle of Lake Maracaibo takes place, in which Admiral José Prudencio Padilla defeated the Spanish Armada, thus taking an important step towards the independence of Colombia (La Gran Colombia).
  • 1823: Chile declares the abolition of slavery. It becomes the second country in America (after Argentina) to free slaves.
  • 1871: in Spain, Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla is elected president.
  • 1895: a new expedition of Cuban military disembarks on the southern coast of Sancti Spíritus and spreads the uprising.
  • 1895: the Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud performs the first “complete” interpretation of one of his dreams: the “dream of the injection to Irma.”
  • 1896: in Buenos Aires (Argentina) the Pirovano Hospital is inaugurated.
  • 1908: the Sultan of Turkey restores the Constitution of 1876, which is a triumph of the reformist Young Turkey party.
  • 1911: in Peru, the American explorer Hiram Bingham rediscovers Machu Picchu.
  • 1912: Mongolia becomes a Russian protectorate.
  • 1917: Mata Hari appears before a military court and receives a death sentence for espionage.
  • 1918: in Spain, the western massif of the Picos de Europa is declared the Covadonga Mountain National Park (later it would be the Picos de Europa National Park).
  • 1923: The Treaty of Lausanne is signed between the Triple Entente of the First World War and Turkey, by which the Treaty of Sèvres is revised and the entire Thracian territory east of the Maritsa River and its territories in Asia Minor are returned to the Turks .
  • 1924: The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is founded in Paris, under the motto “Gens una sumus” (“We are a family”).
  • 1928: China adopts the metric system.
  • 1928: General Augusto César Sandino’s movement against the US intervention in Nicaragua officially ends, although the guerrilla struggle does not end.
  • 1928: at the North Pole, a Swiss plane rescues General Nóbile.
  • 1929: Prime Minister Raymond Poincaré resigns in Paris for health reasons and is replaced by Aristide Briand.
  • 1930: in the Treviso-Udine area (Italy), a very violent F5 tornado devastates 80 km. 23 people die.
  • 1933: in Spain the sentence is published against those indicted for the coup attempt of August 10, 1932, known as “La Sanjurjada”, with penalties ranging from 22 years in prison to 3 years in prison. There were many acquittals.
  • 1936: the Durruti Column leaves Barcelona, ​​made up of about 2,500 militiamen, and heads towards Zaragoza, with the objective of recovering the city.
  • 1936: the National Defense Board orders Franco to assume command of the Army of Morocco and the South of Spain, and Emilio Mola, that of the Army of the North.
  • 1936: Onésimo Redondo, head of the Castilian Falange, perishes in front of Labajos (Segovia).
  • 1943: the Italian Fascist Grand Council approves the withdrawal of Benito Mussolini and asks that power return to the Crown.
  • 1943: The allies of World War II begin an aerial bombardment campaign against Hamburg, which will last six days.
  • 1946: the Peace Conference is inaugurated in Paris, in which the drafts of the treaties with Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland will be discussed.
  • 1956: Ernst Brandl and Hans Margreiter obtain the patent for oral penicillin.
  • 1958: the president of Argentina, Arturo Frondizi, declares the “battle for oil.”
  • 1959: in Spain Gregorio López-Bravo is appointed the new general director of Foreign Trade.
  • 1961: in the Pijirigua neighborhood of the city of Artemisa (Cuba), a group of Cuban anti-Castroists led by Tití (Israel García Díaz) and Machete (Francisco Robaina Domínguez), machine-gunned a group of Castroites.
  • 1964: in Spain, the Franco dictatorship agrees to return the gold deposits set up by individuals in 1937.
  • 1969: Neil Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin and Michael Collins return to Earth on Apollo 11, after making the third trip to the Moon and making the first manned moon landing in history.
  • 1973: in Spain the montage of Adolfo Marsillach on the work of Antonio Gala Suerte, champion, is prohibited.
  • 1973: in Libya a Japanese airliner of the Japan Airlines, of the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet type, explodes into pieces after the release of the passengers.
  • 1974: in the Watergate Scandal, the Supreme Court of the United States orders President Richard Nixon to hand over the tapes with recordings of their conversations that he kept in his possession and he refused to hand over to the investigator of the case.
  • 1974: in Greece, Konstantinos Karamanlis assumes the position of prime minister, after the resignation of general Phaedon Gizikis, head of the government of the colonels.
  • 1976: in the Italian town of Seveso (near Milan) a cloud of lethal gas loaded with dioxins escapes from the ICMESA chemical complex. The 15,000 inhabitants of the town had to be evacuated with serious skin lesions.
  • 1977: after 40 years of prohibition, Sergei Eisenstein’s masterpiece, The Battleship Potemkin, is re-released in Madrid.
  • 1977: the writer Mario Vargas Llosa enters the Peruvian Academy of the Language.
  • 1978: Jeroni Albertí is confirmed as president of the Inter-island General Council of the Balearic Islands.
  • 1979: the Spanish Congress approves the establishment of the Constitutional Court.
  • 1980: the Organic Law of Religious Freedom enters into force in Spain.
  • 1980: The Diputación de Almería creates the Institute of Almeria Studies (IEA) for research.
  • 1983: Iran announces the beginning of a new offensive against Iraq, in a war that has already claimed half a million deaths.
  • 1984: in Madrid and Barcelona a vast Iranian terrorist operation is aborted.
  • 1987: the Universal Congress of Esperantists in Warsaw commemorates the first centenary of this language, created by the Polish doctor Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof.
  • 1988: Spanish Pedro Delgado wins the Tour de France.
  • 1990: Iraq sends 30,000 soldiers to its border with Kuwait, while the United States decrees a state of alert for its fleet in the waters of the Persian Gulf.
  • 1994: Spanish Miguel Induráin wins the Tour de France for the fourth time in a row.
  • 1997: at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh (Scotland) several scientists achieve the birth of a second clonal sheep that will produce a human protein in its milk.
  • 1999: The American cartoon series, SpongeBob SquarePants, is officially broadcast for the first time on Nickelodeon.
  • 1999: debut of the sisters Serena and Venus Williams in the tennis Fed Cup.
  • 2001: an activist of the terrorist group ETA dies in Alicante when the explosive device that she manipulated exploded in an apartment in the coastal town of Torrevieja.
  • 2002: in Nepal, the monsoons cause a hundred deaths in the last four days.
  • 2003: The Iraqi resistance kills three American soldiers in response to the murder of the sons of Saddam Hussein.
  • 2003: American swimmer Michael Phelps smashes the world record in the 200m style (1m 57.52s), while Japanese Kosure Kitajima sets a new world record in the 200 arm (2m 9.42s) at the World Swimming Championships from Barcelona.
  • 2004: Rodrigo Orias Gallardo, a 25-year-old Chilean, slaughtered the priest Faustino Gazziero on the altar of the cathedral in Santiago de Chile.
  • 2005: an exhibition with the cartographic funds of the Hispanic Society of America is inaugurated in La Coruña.
  • 2011: Analog television service was terminated in 44 of Japan’s 47 prefectures. In Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures, the analog television service was terminated on March 31, 2012 because there was an earthquake and a tsunami in Tohoku.
  • 2013: in Angrois, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, an accident of the Alvia train that was traveling with 218 passengers derails at the height of the curve called A Grandeira, leaving 78 dead and 131 injured.
  • 2021: at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Argentina’s Paula Pareto retired professionally from judo. She said goodbye with a bronze medal (2008) and a gold medal (2016) in addition to being a world champion and multiple Pan American champion.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

July 24 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1462: Giovanni Manardo, Italian physician, botanist and humanist (d. 1536).
  • 1561: Maria del Palatinado, German aristocrat (d. 1589).
  • 1621: Jan Andrzej Morsztyn, Polish poet and writer (d. 1693).
  • 1720: Louise Ulrica of Prussia, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1782).
  • 1725 – John Newton, British composer (d. 1807).
  • 1737: Alexander Dalrymple, Scottish geographer and botanist (d. 1808).
  • 1757: Vladimir Borovikovski, Ukrainian painter (d. 1825).
  • 1759: Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (d. 1824).
  • 1783: Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan military, statesman and politician, liberator of South America (d. 1830).
  • 1783: Frédéric de Lafresnaye, French ornithologist and collector (d. 1861).
  • 1802: Alexander Dumas, father, French novelist and playwright (d. 1870).
  • 1803: Adolphe Adam, French composer (d. 1856).
  • 1809: Santiago Vidaurri, Mexican military and politician (d. 1867).
  • 1826: Francisco Solano López, Paraguayan military hero and president; assassinated (d. 1870).
  • 1831: Juan Antonio Mateos, Mexican playwright, novelist, poet, journalist and politician (d. 1913).
  • 1832: Antonio García Cubas, Mexican historian and geographer (d. 1912).
  • 1836: Ivan Bloch, Polish banker (d. 1902).
  • 1847 – Margarete Steiff, German toy designer (d. 1909).
  • 1848: Francisco Pradilla, Spanish painter (d. 1921).
  • 1857: Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer, Nobel Prize Winner for literature in 1917 (d. 1943).
  • 1857: Juan Vicente Gómez, Venezuelan military, politician and president (d. 1935).
  • 1860: Alfons Mucha, Czech painter (d. 1939).
  • 1860: Charlotte of Prussia, German aristocrat (d. 1919).
  • 1864: Frank Wedekind, German playwright (d. 1918).
  • 1867ː Consuelo Álvarez Pool, Violeta, telegrapher, journalist, writer, Spanish translator (d. 1959).
  • 1867: Edward Frederic Benson, British writer (d. 1940).
  • 1867: Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, teacher and politician (d. 1908).
  • 1869: Julius Dorpmüller, German engineer, general administrator of the Deutsche Reichsbahn (d. 1945).
  • 1870: Alphonsus de Guimaraens, Brazilian poet (d. 1921).
  • 1878: Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Irish writer (d. 1957).
  • 1880: Ernest Bloch, Swiss composer (d. 1959).
  • 1880: Filareto Kavernido, German anarchist doctor (d. 1933).
  • 1881: Gustavo Garmendia, Mexican military (d. 1913).
  • 1882: Manuel García Vigil, Mexican military and politician (d. 1924).
  • 1893: Pedro Candioti, Argentine swimmer (d. 1967).
  • 1895: Robert Graves, British writer and scholar (d. 1985).
  • 1896: Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese writer (d. 1965).
  • 1897: Amelia Earhart, American aviator and adventurer, first woman to cross the Atlantic (d. 1937).
  • 1900: Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, American writer, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (d. 1948).
  • 1904: Delmer Daves, American filmmaker (d. 1977).
  • 1904: Nikolai Kuznetsov, Soviet admiral (d. 1974).
  • 1907: Vitaliano Brancati, Italian writer (d. 1954).
  • 1912: Arturo Acebal-Idígoras, Basque painter, sculptor and ceramist of Argentine origin (f. 1977).
  • 1912: Alejandro “Patón” Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1969).
  • 1920: José Noriega, Spanish singer (d. 2006).
  • 1921: Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian tenor (f. 2008).
  • 1924: Antonio Ramallets, Spanish footballer (d. 2013).
  • 1925: Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (d. 1969).
  • 1926: Hans Günter Winkler, German rider (d. 2018).
  • 1927: Alex Katz, American painter.
  • 1929: Peter Yates, British filmmaker (d. 2011).
  • 1930: Eduardo Manchón, Spanish soccer player (d. 2010).
  • 1930: Jece Valadão, Brazilian actor (d. 2006).
  • 1931: Aldo Braga, Argentine actor (d. 2005).
  • 1931: Ermanno Olmi, Italian filmmaker (d. 2018).
  • 1932: Francisco Mata, Venezuelan singer and composer (d. 2011).
  • 1935: Manuel Hermoso Rojas, Spanish politician.
  • 1935: Luis Fernando Jaramillo, Colombian politician and businessman (d. 2011).
  • 1937: Carlos Scazziotta, Argentine actor and comedian (d. 2001).
  • 1937: Quinlan Terry, British architect.
  • 1938: Eugene J. Martin, African-American painter (d. 2005).
  • 1938: José Altafini, Italian-Brazilian footballer.
  • 1939: Julio Aróstegui, Spanish historian (f. 2013).
  • 1939: Walt Bellamy, American basketball player (d. 2013).
  • 1942: Heinz, British singer and bassist of German origin (d. 2000).
  • 1942: Chris Sarandon, American actor.
  • 1945: Cristina Almeida, lawyer and Spanish politician.
  • 1945: Azim Premji, Indian billionaire.
  • 1947: Peter Serkin, American pianist (d. 2020).
  • 1949: Paco Pastor, singer of the Formula V group, composer and Spanish film and television actor.
  • 1949: Yves Duteil, French singer.
  • 1949: Michael Richards, American actor.
  • 1949: Joan-Enric Vives, bishop of Urgel and co-prince of Andorra.
  • 1951: Lynda Carter, American actress.
  • 1952: Gus Van Sant, American filmmaker.
  • 1953: Santiago Idígoras, Spanish footballer.
  • 1955: Philippe Hurel, French composer.
  • 1955: Patricia Palmer, Argentine actress.
  • 1955: Hideyuki Umezu, Japanese voice actor.
  • 1958: Mick Karn, Cypriot musician (d. 2011).
  • 1959: Carlos Filizzola, Paraguayan politician.
  • 1963: Karl Malone, American basketball player.
  • 1964: Barry Bonds, American baseball player.
  • 1964: Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister.
  • 1964: Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese novelist.
  • 1964: Vicentico, Argentine musician and composer.
  • 1965: Doug Liman, American filmmaker and producer.
  • 1965: Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player.
  • 1965: Eugenio Lira Rugarcía, Mexican bishop.
  • 1966: Ilarion Alféyev, Russian Orthodox theologian.
  • 1966: Martin Keown, English footballer.
  • 1967: Minor Arguedas, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1969: Jennifer Lopez, actress and singer.
  • 1969: Rick Fox, Bahamian basketball player.
  • 1971: Dino Baggio, Italian footballer.
  • 1971: Tabaré Cardozo, Uruguayan singer, composer and murguista.
  • 1972: Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler.
  • 1973: Johan Micoud, French footballer.
  • 1975: Torrie Wilson, American professional wrestler.
  • 1975: Eric Szmanda, American actor.
  • 1975: Alberto Ongarato, Italian cyclist.
  • 1976: Rafer Alston, American basketball player.
  • 1976: Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula 1 driver.
  • 1977: Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian footballer.
  • 1977: Arnold Bruggink, Dutch footballer.
  • 1977: Danny Dyer, British actor.
  • 1977: Kendall Wilson Harris, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1977: Naoki Chiba, Japanese soccer player.
  • 1978: Andy Irons, American surfer (d. 2010).
  • 1979: Rose Byrne, Australian actress.
  • 1979: Stat Quo, American rapper.
  • 1979: Ryan Humphrey, American basketball player.
  • 1979: Cristian Zurita, Argentine footballer.
  • 1980: Gauge, American porn actress.
  • 1980: Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan athlete.
  • 1980: Joel Stroetzel, American guitarist, of the band Killswitch Engage.
  • 1981: Nayib Bukele, Salvadoran businessman and politician, president of El Salvador since 2019.
  • 1981: Summer Glau, American actress.
  • 1982: Luka Magnotta, Canadian assassin.
  • 1982: Anna Paquin, New Zealand actress.
  • 1983: Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer.
  • 1983: Ivan Stoyanov, Bulgarian footballer.
  • 1984: Emilio Edwards, Chilean actor.
  • 1984: John Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer, of the band A-Teens.
  • 1985: Teagan Presley, American porn actress.
  • 1986: Miguel Socolovich, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1986: Fernando Tissone, Argentine footballer.
  • 1987: Mara Wilson, American actress.
  • 1990: Daveigh Chase, American actress.
  • 1992: Fábio Alexandre da Silva Nunes, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1992: Mitch Grassi, American singer.
  • 1992: Shoto Ashino, Japanese footballer.
  • 1992: Rosó Buch, Spanish basketball player.
  • 1993: Andreas Linde, Swedish footballer.
  • 1994: Carlos Fierro, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1994: Michael Goolaerts, Belgian cyclist (f. 2018).
  • 1995: Kyle Kuzma, American basketball player.
  • 1997: Emre Mor, Turkish footballer.
  • 1997: Julia Zigiotti Olme, Swedish footballer.
  • 1998: Bindi Irwin, Australian-American actress, singer and conservationist.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

July 24 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1568: Carlos of Austria, Prince of Asturias (b. 1545).
  • 1817: Karadorde Petrovich, Serbian military man (b. 1768).
  • 1828: Félix Calleja, Spanish military and politician, viceroy of New Spain (b. 1753).
  • 1838: Frédéric Cuvier, French zoologist and botanist (b. 1773).
  • 1862: Martin Van Buren, American politician, eighth president (b. 1782).
  • 1908: Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, teacher and politician (b. 1867).
  • 1927 – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892).
  • 1936: Onésimo Redondo, Spanish politician, founder of the JONS (b.1905).
  • 1938: Pedro Figari, Uruguayan painter, lawyer, writer and journalist (b. 1861).
  • 1942: Joan Peiró, Spanish politician, Minister of Industry during the Second Republic (b. 1887).
  • 1957: Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (b. 1885).
  • 1965: Constance Bennett, American actress (b.1904).
  • 1969: Witold Gombrowicz, Polish writer (b.1904).
  • 1974 – James Chadwick, British physicist, 1935 Nobel Laureate in Physics (b. 1891).
  • 1978: Atilio Marinelli, Argentine actor (b.1933).
  • 1980: Peter Sellers, British actor (b.1925).
  • 1984: Saúl Muñoz Menacho, mayor of the Peruvian city of Huancayo (b.1925)
  • 1985: José Bódalo, Spanish actor (b.1916).
  • 1991: Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish writer, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978 (1904).
  • 1995: Manuel Pareja Obregón, Spanish composer (b. 1933).
  • 1996: Nacho Martínez, Spanish actor (b. 1952).
  • 2000: Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b.1925).
  • 2005: Sonny Hertzberg, American basketball player (b.1922).
  • 2007: Raimundo Pérez Lezama, Spanish footballer (b. 1922).
  • 2008: Johnny Griffin, American saxophonist (b.1928).
  • 2011: Virgilio Noè, Italian cardinal (b.1922).
  • 2012: Gregorio Peces-Barba, Spanish politician, father of the Constitution (b.1938).
  • 2012: Chad Everett, American actor (b.1936).
  • 2012: John Atta Mills, President of Ghana (b.1944).
  • 2020: Regis Philbin, American actor and television presenter (b.1931).
  • 2020: Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian politician and diplomat, president of Tanzania between 1995 and 2005 (b.1938).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

July 24 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Venezuela: Birth Day of the Liberator
  • Mormon Pioneer Day in Salt Lake City (Utah) since 1847.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

July 24 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Baldwin of Rieti
  • Saint Charbel Makhluf
  • Saint Cristina de Bolsena
  • Saint Cunegunda of Hungary
  • Saint Declane of Ardmore
  • Saint Estercacio of Merida
  • Saint Euphrasia of Tebaida
  • Saint Fantino the Elder
  • Saint Joseph Fernandez (martyr)
  • Saint Juan Boste
  • Saint Wag of Lycia
  • Saint Niceta of Lycia
  • Saint Sigolena of Albi
  • Blessed Antonio Torriani
  • Blessed Cristina Admirable
  • Blessed Javier Bordás Piferrer
  • Blessed Joseph Lambton
  • Blessed John of Tossignano Tavelli
  • Blessed Louise of Savoy
  • Blessed Maria de la Merced Prat
  • Blessed Modestino of Jesus and Mary.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

July 24 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♌ Leo:

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