July 24 – On This Day In History

24 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1911– Machu Picchu (the ‘Lost City of the Incas’) is rediscovered by Hiram Bingham III.
  • 1938 – The north face of the Eiger (a mountain in the Alps) is climbed for the first time.

Who was born today?

  • 1783- Simon Bolivar – Venezuelan military leader.
  • 1802 – Alexandre Dumas – French writer (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers).
  • 1895 – Robert Graves – English writer.
  • 1897 – Amelia Earhart – American pilot.
  • 1963 – Karl Malone – American basketball player.
  • 1969 – Jennifer Lopez – American actress, singer and dancer.

 

Who died today?

  • 1980 – Peter Sellars – English actor and comedian (The Pink Panther).
  • 2010 – Alex Higgins – Irish snooker player.

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