Video: 'Impeachment Hearings July 1974' (opening remarks by committee chairman Rep. Peter Rodino)
(Wednesday, July 24, 1974, 7:00 p.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — The House Judiciary Committee began historic final deliberations tonight on the possible impeachment of President Richard Nixon without waiting to determine whether new evidence might emerge as a result of a Supreme Court judgment earlier today. Continue reading House committee begins debate on Nixon impeachment 40 years ago this hour (July 24 1974)
(Saturday, July 24, 2004) — “Confessions Part II” by Usher was the #1 song on today’s Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (July 24/31, 2004).
Video: 'United States v. Nixon'
(Wednesday, July 24, 1974, 11:00 a.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-0 today that President Richard Nixon must provide potential evidence for the criminal trial of his former subordinates, rejecting flatly the president’s contention that he had absolute authority to withhold such material. Continue reading Supreme Court orders Nixon to surrender tapes 40 years ago this hour (July 24 1974)
Video: 'World at War - Genocide' (July 24, 1944, at 1:34)
(Monday, July 24, 1944; part of The Holocaust during World War II) — Soviet forces liberated the Majdanek concentration camp on the outskirts of the city of Lublin in eastern Poland today, the first to be liberated from Nazi control. Continue reading First Nazi concentration camp liberated 70 years ago today (July 24 1944)