July 24, 2014
Today is 205th day of the year
161 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1802 - "Alexander Dumas, French author of 'The Three Muskateers'"
  • 1880 - "Ernst Bloch, American composer born in Switzerland"
  • 1898 - "Emelia Earhart, American aviator; disappeared over the Pacific"
  • 1919 - "Peter Yates, British film director"
  • 1930 - "Charles Hambro, Financier"
  • 1951 - "Lynda Carter, American actress & singer; TV's 'Wonder Woman'"
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events today

  • 1824 - The world's first opinion poll was held in the United States
  • 1925 - Insulin was successfully used for the first time to treat a patient
  • 1935 - Greetings telegrams were introduced in Britain
  • 1958 - The first life barons & baronesses were named under the Life Peerages Act
  • 1980 - "Peter Sellers, the English actor and comedian, died"
  • 1984 - The Secretary of State announced which councils would be 'capped' because of overspending
  • 1985 - France led an international campaign for sanctions against South Africa
  • 1986 - The government announced that Royal Ordnance was to be sold by tender
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