July 24: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1567, Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate & 1-year-old James VI becomes King of Scotland.
- In 1866, Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.
- In 1911, American archeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru that is now one of the world's top tourist destinations.
- In 1958, Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston Red Sox fans again.
- In 1969, Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, splashed down safely in the Pacific.
- Famous Birthdays: Simon Bolivar (South American revolutionary), Bella Abzug (American feminist), Anna Paquin (actor), Alexander Dumas (French author), Amelia Earhart (American aviator), Jennifer Lopez (singer)
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