Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving crewman of the plane that dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945 during the World War II died.
Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of Iraq after winning most votes (211 votes out of 269 votes).
Sabine Lisicki of Germany created a record of fastest serve in the women’s tennis by serving at 131 miles per hour in Stanford, USA.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 24 July 2014 approved the sale of 10 million tonnes of wheat from the FCI stock
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set the record of maximum distance covered by a rover.