View of two men standing in front of house destroyed by fire during 1967 riots in Detroit. Handwritten on back: “Pingree near 12th, July 25, 1967.”

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

actress Judy Geeson, left, and Scottish singer Lulu (Marie MacDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) during the making of James Clavell’s new film ‘To Sir With Love’, on location at Victoria Barracks, Windsor. 1966. Photo by Chris Ware

Sunday, July 24, 1966

  • Second United States warplane is brought down by communist weapon fire over North Viet Nam and its two-man crew is missing, United States military headquarters announces.
  • At least eight more persons are arrested in third clash in 24 hours between police and militant Protestant demonstrators in Belfast.
  • Hanoi radio says “a committee to investigate war crimes of United States imperialists in Viet Nam” is set.
  • Concern over United States policy in Viet Nam is strongly voiced both officially and privately at World Council of Churches conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Illinois Veterans commission discloses it is out of funds—and has been since April—to pay bonuses to which Illinois service men in Viet Nam, or their survivors, are entitled.
  • Montgomery Clift, 45, actor, thrice nominated for academy awards, one of them for his role in From Here to Eternity, dies.
  • Mrs. Enols Gay Tibbets, 73, mother of first atomic bomber pilot, dies la her home in Orlando, Fla. See.
  • Police in predominantly Negro national capital come under severe criticism delivered to President.