On July 24…

1783 – Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan military and political leader and South American liberator, was born in Caracas, Venezuela.

1802 – Novelist – playwright Alexandre Dumas was born in Soissons, France.

1847 – Richard M. Hoe of New York City patented the rotary-type printing press.

1897 – Aviator Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, KS.

1911 – American archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the Incan city of Machu Picchu just north of Cuzco, Peru.

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