1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate on the 24th July 1567, and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.
1823 – Slavery was abolished in Chile on the 24th July 1823.
1897 – Amelia Earhart the American pilot was born on the 24th July 1897 (d. 1937).
1949 ~ Michael Richards the American actor, comedian, writer, television producer, best known as Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld, was born in Culver City, California on the 24th July 1949.
1968 – Kristin Chenoweth the American actress and singer was born on the 24th July 1968. www.facebook.com/KristinChenoweth & www.twitter.com/KChenoweth
1969 – Jennifer Lopez the American actress, singer and dancer was born on the 24th July 1969.
1980 ~ Peter Sellers the a British film actor, comedian and singer died on the 24th July 1980 aged 54 (born Richard Henry Sellers on the 8th September 1925). Peter Sellers appeared in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, was featured on hit comic songs and known around the world as Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series of films.
1998 – Bindi Irwin the Australian television host and actress was born on the 24th July 1998.
1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean on the 24th July 1969.
2005 – Lance Armstrong won his 7th consecutive Tour de France on the 24th July 2005.
Today in History for July 24th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…