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This Day in History For July 24

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1870 – 1st trans-US-Rail service begins.

1915 – Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die.

1929 – US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war.

1941 – FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China.

1942 – Irving Berlin’s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC.

1945 – US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam.

1949 – Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5.

1952 – “High Noon”, American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released.

1959 – US Vice President Richard Nixon argues with Nikita Khrushchev, known as “Kitchen Debate”

1961 – Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba.

1967 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff win with Don Massengale (69-71).

1968 – Hoyt Wilheim pitches in a record 907th major league game breaking Cy Young’s record for pitching appearances.

1974 – Supreme Court unanimously rules President Richard Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes.

1988 – US Open Women’s Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan.

2002 – James Traficant is expelled from the Unites States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.

2015 – US President Barack Obama begins an historic 2 day visit to Kenya.

2017 – Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia after meeting with Senate investigators.

2019 – Special counsel Robert Mueller reports to the US Senate that President Trump was not exonerated of obstruction of justice and that Russia interfered in US election to benefit Trump.

2019 – Facebook agrees to pay $5 billion fine, largest ever for violating consumer privacy, to the US Federal Trade Commission.

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