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July 24 in History

Update: July, 24/2012 - 11:20



France's Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Turks at Aboukir in Egypt.


Birth of Alexandre Dumas (died 1870), French novelist and dramatist. Among his famous works are The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1845).


The Convention of Gramido ends the civil war in Portugal.


The Democratic Republic of Viet Nam and the Yemeni People's Republic establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level.


Ten female road-building volunteers aged from 17 to 22 die in a US bombing in Dong Loc Junction in the central province of Ha Tinh. The location became famous for the sacrifice of the Youth Volunteer Brigade for the liberation of the south of Viet Nam.


US Apollo 11 astronauts, first men to walk on the Moon, splash down safely in the Pacific Ocean.


Diplomatic relations are established between the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the Republic of Zimbabwe at ambassadorial level.


Mozambican rebels kill up to 1,000 people in a series of rampages through northern villages.


After 290 years of union, the British government offers Scots the power to legislate, to tax and to speak for themselves in the European Union.


Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor return home after secretive talks lead to their release by Libya after 8 1/2 years in prison – much of it under sentence of death – for widely rejected charges of infecting children with HIV.


A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans leaves 17 people dead and 80 injured at the famed Love Parade festival in the western German city of Duisberg. — AP/REUTERS

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