On July 24 in …
1487 –- Citizens of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden go on strike against a government ban on foreign beer.
1823 – Slavery is abolished in Chile, five years after the South American nation had declared its independence from Spanish rule.
1847 — Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrive in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
1866 — Tennessee becomes the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.
1911 –- Hiram Bingham III, an American academic, explorer and politician, re-discovers Machu Picchu, known as “the Lost City of the Incas.”