HISTORY
24 July 2021: This day in history

1534: Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, claims it for France

1567: Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots

1832: Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by Wyoming’s South Pass

1911: American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

1943: Operation Gomorrah: RAF begins bombing Hamburg (till 3rd August), creating a firestorm and killing 42,600 people

1982: Single “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor from “Rocky III” soundtrack starts 6-week run at No. 1 on US charts (Grammy for Best Rock Performance)

2019: Global warming is the fastest in 2,000 years and scientific consensus that humans are the cause is at 99%, according to three major reports published in journals “Nature” and “Nature Geoscience”

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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