Sunday, July 24, 2011

This Day in History: July 24

-Antoine de la Monthe Cadillac  founds the trading post at Fort Pontchatrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, MI, 1701

-Slavery is abolished in Chile, 1823

-Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City, 1847

-Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, is born, 1900

-The Treaty of Lausanne is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in World War I settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, 1923

-The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy goes into effect after being signed in Paris in a year earlier, 1929

-Alabama drops rape charges against 4 of the 9 Scottsboro boys (Willie Roberson, Olen Montgomery, Eugene Williams & Roy Wright) after they had spent 6 years in prison, 1937

-End of the four day long Libyan-Egyptian War, 1977

-Holiday: Simon Bolivar Day (Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia & Bolivia)

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