Historical Events for July 24

1534 – Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France
1656 – 1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
1823 – Slavery is abolished in Chile
1839 – Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society
1848 – James Marshall finds gold in Sutter’s Mill in Coloma CA
1870 – 1st trans-U.S. rail service begins
1874 – Mussorgsky’s opera “Boris Godunov” premieres in St Petersburg Russia
1875 – Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre” premieres
1899 – Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O’Sullivan
1902 – Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA
1913 – Franz Kafka stops working on “Amerika”; it will never be finished
1923 – Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico established
1924 – The World Chess Federation FIDE is founded in Paris.
1933 – Noël Coward’s “Design for Living” premieres in New York City NY
1935 – 1st canned beer, “Krueger Cream Ale”, is sold by Kruger Brewing Co in Richmond VA
1935 – The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (44°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1936 – Benny Goodman & orchestra record “Stompin’ at the Savoy” on Victor Records
1984 – Apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal comput

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