July 24th - Today in American History
1701 - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post on the straits between Lake Erie and Lake Saint Clair at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit (Detroit is the French word meaning “the straits”) (and it’s my birthplace)
1847 - After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. Young served as the first governor of the Utah Territory.
1847 - Richard M. Hoe patents the rotary-type printing press. (pictured above)
1866 - Tennessee became the first Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War, it was also the last to withdraw from the Union after a statewide referendum in 1861.
1950 – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of “Bumper 8”, a rocket used to investigate launching techniques for a two-stage missile and separation of the two stages at high velocity. This is the 1st of hundreds of launches from “the Cape”.
1987 - American mountaineer, Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, became the oldest person to climb Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest peak. Affectionately known as "Grandma Whitney" she successfully scaled California’s Mount Whitney 23 times between the ages of 65 and 91.
2017 - Licensed Loan Originators found they could originate residential loans in states they're NOT licensed by contacting American Mortgage Bank about their Contract Originator Program. Contact: Trent@AmericanMB.com or (405) 285-1234 ext. 141.