On This Day🌄 Jul 24

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1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.

1701 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.

1847 – After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. Celebrations of this event include the Pioneer Day Utah state holiday and the Days of '47 Parade.

1911 – Hiram Bingham III (pictured) re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".

1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

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