24th July

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2005 Lance Armstrong retires from Cycling Lance Armstrong completes his cycling career with his seventh consecutive win of the Tour de France.
1974 Richard Nixon ordered to hand over tapes The US Supreme Court agree unanimously that Richard Nixon should hand over the tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor.
1969 Apollo 11 returns to earth Apollo 11 splashes down in the Pacific
1925 Insulin used for the first time Insulin is successfully used to treat six year old Patricia Cheeseman at Guy's hospital in London
1897 Amelia Aerhart is born Aviator Amelia Aerhart is born.
1883 Mathew Webb drowns Captain Mathew Webb, the first man to swim the English channel, drowns while attempting to swim the rapids at Niagra Falls.
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On This Day - 24th July