History Blog

July 24

Happy Birthday RIP Amelia Earhart(1897–1937) Mabel Albertson(1901–1982) Bella Savitsky Abzug(1920–1998) ; Charles “Mark” Goddard–84 Ruth Buzzi–84 Christopher Sarandon–78 Leo Gallagher Jr–74 Robert Hays–73 Linda Carter–69 Gus Van Sant Jr–68 Kristi Dawn Chenoweth–52 Jennifer Lopez–51 Mary Rose Byrne–41 Anna Paquin–38 ; 1969 – Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, splashed down safely in the Pacific ; 1974 – Watergate scandal : The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed white house tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.