On Your Birthday: July 24



1847 – Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press.

1935 – The Dust Bowl heat waves reached their peak, sending temperatures to 109 degrees in Chicago, IL and 104 degrees in Milwaukee, MI.

1938 – Instant coffee is invented.

1956 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis called it quits as a comedy team. Their partnership began on July 25, 1946.

1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

1985 – Walt Disney released their 25th full-length cartoon called “The Black Cauldron.”

1987 – At the age of 91 years old, Hulda Crooks climbed Mt. Fuji to become the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak.



Amelia Earhart 1898 – Aviation pioneer

Ruth Buzzi 1936 – Actress-comedian (TV’s “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In”)

Robert Hays 1947 – Actor (“Airplane!”, “Homeward Bound”)

Michael Richards 1949 – TV actor, comedian (TV’s “Fridays”, “Seinfeld”)

Lynda Carter 1951 – Actress (TV’s “Wonder Woman”)

Robbie Grey 1957 – Musician (Modern English)

Kristin Chenoweth 1968 – Actress, singer (“The Pink Panther”, “Bewitched”, TV’s “The West Wing”)

Laura Leighton 1968 – Actress (TV’s “Melrose Place”)

Jennifer Lopez 1969 – Singer, actress (“The Back-Up Plan”, “Monster-in-Law”, “Shall We Dance”, “The Wedding Planner”, “Selena”, judge on TV’s “American Idol)

Rose Byrne 1979 – Actress (“Annie”, “X-Men: First Class and Apocalypse”, “Bridesmaids”, “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones”, TV’s “Damages”)

Anna Paquin 1982 – Actress (“The Piano”, “X-Men” movies, TV’s “True Blood”)

Bindi Irwin 1998 – Daughter of the late Australian “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin



Drive-Thru Day

Cousins Day

Parents Day

Tequila Day

Tell an Old Joke Day


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