Friday, July 24, 2015

Today in History: Friday, July 24, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Richard M. Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.
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On this date in:
1783Revolutionary Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
1847Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
1862Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, died in Kinderhook, N.Y., at age 79.
1866Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.
1937The state of Alabama dropped charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the Scottsboro case.
1959During a visit to the Soviet Union, Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev compared the merits of capitalism and communism in the "kitchen debate," so-named because it took place at a model kitchen at a U.S. exhibition.
Audio LinkNixon and Krushchev
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1969Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, splashed down safely in the Pacific.
1979A Miami jury convicted Ted Bundy of first-degree murder in the slayings of two Florida State University sorority sisters.
1990Iraq massed tens of thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks along its border with Kuwait.
1997Retired Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan died at age 91.
2002The U.S. House expelled Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, who had been convicted of bribery, racketeering and tax evasion.
2005Lance Armstrong won a seventh consecutive Tour de France.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez turns 46 years old today.
AP Photo/Chris Pizzello
Pat OliphantPolitical cartoonist80
Ruth BuzziComedian ("Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In")79
Dan HedayaActor75
Chris SarandonActor73
Robert HaysActor ("Airplane!" movies)68
Michael RichardsActor ("Seinfeld")66
Lynda CarterActress ("Wonder Woman")64
Gus Van SantDirector63
Claire McCaskillU.S. senator, D-Mo.62
Charlie CristFormer governor of Florida59
Pam TillisCountry singer58
Karl MaloneBasketball Hall of Famer52
Barry BondsBaseball player51
Laura LeightonActress47
Eric SzmandaActor ("CSI")40
Rose ByrneActress ("Damages")36
Summer GlauActress34
Elisabeth MossActress ("Mad Men")33
Anna PaquinActress ("True Blood")33
Mara WilsonActress28
Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth turns 47 years old today.
AP Photo/Charles Sykes
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