Friday, the 24th of July, 2015 is the 205th day in 2015 and in the 30th calendar week.
General Events:
Amelia Earhart Day
July 24, 2015 in the World
Amelia Earhart Day is celebrated on July 24, 2015. Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix (female pilot) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.
During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.
Earhart was a widely known international celebrity during her lifetime. Her shyly charismatic appeal, independence, persistence, coolness under pressure, courage and goal-oriented career along with the circumstances of her disappearance at a comparatively early age have driven her lasting fame in popular culture. Hundreds of articles and scores of books have been written about her life which is often cited as a motivational tale, especially for girls. Earhart is generally regarded as a feminist icon.
Earhart’s accomplishments in aviation inspired a generation of female aviators, including the more than 1,000 women pilots of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who ferried military aircraft, towed gliders, flew target practice aircraft, and served as transport pilots during World War II.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Cousins Day 2015
July 24, 2015 in the World
This day is dedicated to the wonderful people who helped us endure all our family get-togethers and holidays. They were there to keep us company at the “kids table,” and for some of us, they were the siblings we never had. Cousins often spend much time of their youth together at birthdays and many other family gatherings. Cousins Day is a great opportunity to rekindle and reestablish those childhood bonds.
A cousin is a relative with whom a person shares one or more common ancestors. The ordinals in the terms first cousins, second cousins, third cousins, refer to the number of generations to one’s closest common ancestor. To celebrate this day call your cousins, send them a card or find another way to let them know that you are thinking about them.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Pioneer Day in Utah
July 24, 2015 in Utah
Pioneer Day in Utah is celebrated on July 24, 2015. Pioneer Day is an official holiday celebrated annually in the U.S. state of Utah, with some celebrations in regions of surrounding states originally settled by Mormon pioneers. It commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847, where the Latter-day Saints settled after being forced from Nauvoo, Illinois, and other locations in the eastern United States. Parades, fireworks, rodeos, and other festivities help commemorate the event. Similar to July 4, most governmental offices and many businesses are closed on Pioneer Day.
Where is Pioneer Day in Utah?
Nationwide Utah
National Tequila Day
July 24, 2015 in the USA
National Tequila Day’s celebration falls on July 24th every year. Tequila is now gaining increasing popularity in the United States and this special day is dedicated for people to celebrate this kind of distilled alcohol. 50 million liters of tequila are consumed each year by Americans. Some celebrities also have their own tequila brands.
Tequila owes its origin to the Aztec culture. This kind of beverage is considered as the pride of Mexico and was first exported to the US in the late 1800s. Although National Tequila Day is celebrated every year in America, there is no clear evidence about its history.
– Tequila is a distilled beverage which is made from the blue agave plant.
– Made primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 40 miles Northwest of Guadalajara and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.
– More than 300 million blue agave plants are harvested in that surrounding region each year.
– Mexican law states that tequila can be produced only in the state of Jaliscoand limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit andTamaulipas.
– Mexico is granted international right to the word “tequila”.
– Tequila is normally made at 38-40 % alcohol content but can be produced between 31-55 % alcohol content.
– Don Cenobio Sauza, founder of Sauza Tequila and Municipal President of the Village of Tequila from 1884-1885, was the first to export tequila to the United States.
– The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (Tequila Regulatory Council) in 2008, reported 901 registered brands of tequila from 128 different producers.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 24th July:
1411 – Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
1487 – Citizens of Leeuwarden Neth rebel against ban on foreign beer
1534 – Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, claims it for France
1567 – Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots
1701 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
1823 – Slavery is abolished in Chile
1847 – Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT
1851 – Window tax abolished in Britain
1877 – 1st time federal troops are used to combat strikers
1905 – Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Emperor Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other’s defense if attacked by European powers
1908 – After days of discussion with his ministers, Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey announces he is restoring the liberal constitution of 1876 and will become more responsive to demands of dissidents
1911 – Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas
1925 – John T Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial”, Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 & costs
1927 – The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
1935 – The world’s first children’s railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
1938 – Instant coffee invented
1948 – Soviets blockades Berlin from west
1961 – Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba
1967 – Charles de Gaulle says ‘Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!’
1985 – Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai
1991 – U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
2001 – Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office