The Daily News | July 24

Andrea Doria collided with S.S. Stockholm and sank, 1956
First trans US rail service, 1870
First rocket launched from Cape Canaveral (German V2), 1950
First underwater atomic bomb test, 1946
New Hampshire became a royal colony of the British crown, 1679
Kellogg-Briand Pact signed (Hoover), 1929
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac arrived at the site of Detroit, 1701
Martin Van Buren, 8th US president, died, 1862
Eastland sunk while docked at Chicago (became top-heavy with passengers, 800 died), 1915
Peter (Richard Henry) Sellers, actor, died, 1980
George Brett called out for pine tar too far up his bat handle after hitting a homerun, 1983
Brigham Young reached the Great Salt Lake Basin, 1847
Anthony Johnson, a free black and former indentured servant granted 250 acres in Northampton Co, Virginia, 1651
First state readmitted to the Union (Tennessee), 1866