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On July 24
1847 Mormon leader, Brigham Young, and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
1929 U.S. President Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.
1937 The state of Alabama dropped charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the so-called Scottsboro case.
1956 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their team. They ended the partnership a decade after it began on July 25, 1946.
1974 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Nixon had to turn over White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.
1978 Billy Martin was fired, for the first of three times, as the manager of the New York Yankees baseball team.
1984 Terry Bradshaw retired from the National Football League.
1985 Walt Disney released its 25th full-length cartoon. The work was The Black Cauldron.
1987 Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Hulda became the oldest person to climb Japanís highest peak.
1998 A gunman burst into the U.S. Capitol and opened fire killing two police officers. Russel Weston Jr., was later ruled incompetent to stand trial.
2003 The U.S. released pictures of the bodies of Odai and Qusai Hussein. The two died during a battle with U.S. forces near Mosul, Iraq.


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