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On This Day — July 24


July 24th is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Important historical events include in 1411, forces of Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles, and Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar, fought at the Battle of Harlaw near Inverurie, Scotland.

Other historical incidents occurring on the day are in 1910, Ottoman forces captured the city of Shkodër to put down the Albanian revolt of 1910.

Also, in  1967, during a speech in Montreal, French President Charles de Gaulledeclared “Long live free Quebec!“, a statement that was interpreted as support for Quebec independence from Canada.

Kristin Chenoweth turns… 49
Profession: Broadway Star + Wicked Lead
Awards: Tony Awards x1

Jennifer Lopez turns… 48

Profession: Shades of Blue Star
Awards: Grammy Award nominations x2

Rose Byrne turns… 38
Profession: Damages Actress
Awards: Emmy Award nominations x2

Elisabeth Moss turns… 35

Profession: Mad Men / Top of the Lake Actress
Awards: Emmy Award nominations x8

Anna Paquin turns… 35
Profession: True Blood Actress
Awards: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Happy Birthday to all July 4th babies from the Gossip Life!



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