Monday, July 24, 2017 In History

  • 1847

    Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake.

  • 1862

    Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, died in Kinderhook, N.Y.

  • 1866

    Tennessee became the first Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

  • 1937

    Charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the Scottsboro case were dropped.

  • 1974

    The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

  • 2002

    Nine coal miners were trapped in a mine in Pennsylvania. All were rescued three days later.