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Births on this Day
  • 1818-07-24 - Felix Godefroid: Composer
  • 1827-07-24 - Julius Adolph de Lagnel: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1912
  • 1832-07-24 - Johann Christoph Lauterbach: Violinist
  • 1841-07-24 - Raimundo Madrazo y Garretta: Painter
  • 1857-07-24 - Henrik Pontoppidan: Denmark -- Writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917)
  • 1858-07-24 - Wolfgang Kapp: German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
  • 1862-07-24 - Johan A de Sleeve [Adwaita]: Philosopher / classical / poet (Brahman)
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1837-07-24 - Charles Hodges: English / Dutch portrait Painter
  • 1842-07-24 - John Sell Cotman: Landscape painter
  • 1846-07-24 - Joseph Leopold Eybler: Austrian Composer / choir master, dies at 81
  • 1846-07-24 - Louis Napoleon: French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67
  • 1862-07-24 - Martin Van Buren: 8th President (1837-41), dies in Kinderhook New York at 79
  • 1865-07-24 - Johan Filip von Schantz: Composer, dies at 30
  • 1868-07-24 - George Cattermole: Painter / illustrator
 

Events on this Day
  • 1683-07-24 - 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord
  • 1692-07-24 - French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • 1701-07-24 - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
  • 1704-07-24 - English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 1712-07-24 - Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army
  • 1745-07-24 - Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes King James VIII
  • 1758-07-24 - George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
 

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