July 24

This Day in History

2001

First Monarch to Be Elected Into Different Office

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, was sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria on this day in 2001, and became the first monarch in history to regain political … (more...)

1966

First BASE Jump

On this day in 1966, Michael Pelkey and Brian Schubert, a couple of 26-year-old skydivers from Barstow, California, completed what is considered to be the very first BASE jump. BASE jumping is a … (more...)

1959

Kitchen Debate in Moscow

On July 24, 1959, in front of replica of a suburban American kitchen, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev engage in an impromptu debate about the merits and … (more...)