(Saturday, July 24, 1965) — “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by Jackie DeShannon peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, July 24, 1965) — “Marie” by The Bachelors peaked at #15 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
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(Tuesday, July 24, 1945, 5:15-7:30 p.m. CEST; during World War II) — At some point during a session of the Potsdam Conference tonight, U.S. President Harry S. Truman rose from his chair and walked slowly around the table to have a private word with Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, casually mentioning that “we had a new weapon of unusual destructive force,” Truman later wrote. Continue reading Truman drops hint to Stalin about atomic bomb 70 years ago this hour (July 24 1945)
Video: 'Grad Student Finds Footage of 1915 Ship Disaster'
(Tuesday, July 24, 1915, 7:28 a.m. CDT; during World War I) — The SS Eastland, a passenger ship carrying more than 2,500 people, rolled onto its side today while docked at the Clark Street Bridge on the Chicago River, killing 844 passengers and four crew members.