Today in history

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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.”

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