On This Day in History - July 24
| Discover today's historical events and the facts. Listed here the time line of events that happened on this day in history |
| Click on the date from the below calendar to know the historical events happened on that particular day. |
|What Happened On This Day In History - July 24|
1915 July 24
A tour ship capsized in central Chicago, resulting in the death of 845 people.
1943 July 24
During the course of the Second World War, Operation Gomorrah began. The operation called for the continual (day and night) bombing of the city of Hamburg. The operation lasted until the end of November the same year, by which time more than 9000 tons of explosives were dropped on the city. More than 30,000 people died and approximately 280000 buildings were destroyed.
1969 July 24
Apollo 11 returns to Earth
2007 July 24
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows breaks all records in first-day sales, averaging about 5,000 a minute