AP Highlight in History: On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Richard M. Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.
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Revolutionary Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, died in Kinderhook, N.Y., at age 79.
Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.
The state of Alabama dropped charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the Scottsboro case.
During a visit to the Soviet Union, Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev compared the merits of capitalism and communism in the "kitchen debate," so-named because it took place at a model kitchen at a U.S. exhibition.
Nixon and Krushchev
Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, splashed down safely in the Pacific.
A Miami jury convicted Ted Bundy of first-degree murder in the slayings of two Florida State University sorority sisters.
Iraq massed tens of thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks along its border with Kuwait.
Retired Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan died at age 91.
The U.S. House expelled Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, who had been convicted of bribery, racketeering and tax evasion.
Lance Armstrong won a seventh consecutive Tour de France.