After two world wars, the world realized the futility of wars and various efforts were made to prevent such conflicts in the future. One of them is the ‘Kellogg-Briand Pact’ which outlawed war and was enforced on July 24 in America. It was on this day that Chile took the progressive step of abolishing slavery in its land. It was a victory of determination over challenges when 91-year-old Hulda Crooks scaled Mount Fuji in Japan, becoming the oldest woman to do so. The spirit of discovery propelled American archaeologist Hiram Bingham to find the ancient settlement of Machu Picchu in Peru. Japan embraced digital technology and shut down its analogue television network in all areas, except a few, on 24 July 2011. For the first time, a BASE jump was performed off the El Capitan cliff in Yosemite National Park in California. The day even witnessed several experiments in mountaineering and American defense. The north face of the mountain Niger in the Swiss Alps was conquered and rocket Bumper 8 was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, U.S, on this day. The highlight of political events this day was the ‘Kitchen Debate’ between former Vice-President of the United States Richard Nixon and former premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev in 1959.