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Famous Events For April 24

Famous Events For April 24 – Today In History

April 24: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – April 24  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 24th April 1558: Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, Francois, at Notre Dame de Paris.


18th Century – What Happened on April 24 – The 1700s

2. 24th April 1704: The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter was published in Boston, Massachusetts today.

19th Century – April 24 This Day That Year – The 1800s

3. 24th April 1800: The US Library of Congress was established. President John Adams appropriates $5,000 to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress”.
4. 24th April 1839: William Otis of Philadelphia patented his Steam Shovel today.
5. 24th April 1895: The first person to sail single-handedly around the world, Joshua Slocum, sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop “Spray”.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day April 24th – The 1900s

6. 24th April 1914: The Frank-Hettz experiment, a pillar of quantum mechanics, is presented to the German Physical Society.
7. 24th April 1916: In Ireland the Easter uprising began when some 1,600 militant Irish republicans, who were members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood seized several key sites in Dublin with the hope of winning independence from British rule. The uprising was suppressed by British forces.
8. 24th April 1918: The first tank-to-tank combat at Villers-Bretonneux in France when British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.
9. 24th April 1920: Pancho Villa led the rebels in Mexico to launch a major drive against federal forces and are gaining ground.
10. 24th April 1924: Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi was released from jail.
11. 24th April 1924: Warren G. McCray, the Governor of Indiana, resigned after being found guilty of mail fraud.


12. 24th April 1925: Thermite explosive was first used to break up ice jam, in Waddington, New York.
13. 24th April 1926: The Treaty of Berlin is today signed with Germany and the Soviet Union each pledging neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
14. 24th April 1933: Final demonstration of the German communist party in Berlin.
15. 24th April 1933: The Japanese were told to pull out of Manchuria by the League of Nations today.
16. 24th April 1937: The first group medical-hospital cooperative authorized in Washington DC today.
17. 24th April 1938: The commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles was started by Du Pont today.
18. 24th April 1941: Anti-Nazi meeting was held at Noordermarkt in Amsterdam today.
19. 24th April 1941: 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague today.
20. 24th April 1942: Voice of America begins broadcasting in Germany today.
21. 24th April 1943: Texas League announces that it will qit for the duration of World War II.
22. 24th April 1943: Major General Omar Bradley flies to Algiers.
23. 24th April 1944: There was a coup in Argentina led by Minister of War Juan Peron.


24. 24th April 1945: Manila was today freed from the Japanese.
25. 24th April 1945: Egypt and Syria declared war on Nazi-Germany today.
26. 24th April 1945: Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha of Egypt was today killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
27. 24th April 1947: The four major powers Britain, France, Russia, and the United States met in Berlin to discuss the Austrian treaty for Berlin without reaching an agreement for the future of Berlin.
28. 24th April 1948: The Communist Party today seized complete control of Czechoslovakia.
29. 24th April 1949: Israel and Egypt, today signed an armistice agreement.
30. 24th April 1950: In the UK, the Labour Party won the parliamentary elections by five seats.
31. 24th April 1951: The US Army plans to cut its draft call for the Korean War to 20,000 in June and to bring home 20,000 Korean Veterans.
32. 24th April 1953: Winston Churchill was today knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
33. 24th April 1954: 10,000 men suspected to be Mau Mau rebels who were part of the guerilla movement opposed to white settlers in the East African colony were today rounded up by British Security forces, following a breakdown in law and order and a state of emergency which has been declared in Kenya.

34. 24th April 1955: Iraq and Turkey today signed the Pact of Baghdad.
35. 24th April 1960: This day marks the fall of the Italian government of Segni.
36. 24th April 1961: Explorer 10 fails to reach Earth orbit.
37. 24th April 1961: In France, backing for Charles de Gaulle continues to grow. He is now being backed by the Army, Air Force, and the people of France. The world waits to see if there is an all-out civil war in France.
38. 24th April 1962: The US today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada Test Site.
39. 24th April 1962: General mobilization in Indonesia over New Guinea.
40. 24th April 1965: President Ulbricht of East Germany visits Egypt today.
41. 24th April 1966: President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana was today ousted in a coup.
42. 24th April 1966: The US today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada Test Site.
43. 24th April 1968: US troops today re-conquer Hue Vietnam.
44. 24th April 1969: Northern Ireland Stormont elections are held. Unionist party breaks down into ‘Official Unionist’ and ‘Unofficial Unionist’.
45. 24th April 1969: Mariner 6 was today launched for a Mars flyby to study the planet’s atmosphere.

46. 24th April 1970: The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, was launched today.
47. 24th April 1970: 29 Swiss Army Officers died in an avalanche in Reckingen, Switzerland.
48. 24th April 1971: Algeria today nationalized 51% of French oil concessions.
49. 24th April 1974: Pakistan officially recognized Bangladesh today.
50. 24th April 1975: Five Baader-Meinhof guerrillas who had been holding 11 people hostage in the West German embassy in Stockholm demanding the release of 26 Baader-Meinhof group members in prison in Germany ended with a cache of dynamite was detonated by the terrorists. It caused the death of at least three people.
51. 24th April 1976: Cuba adopted its constitution today.
52. 24th April 1976: The 25th Congress of CPSU was today inaugurated by Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev.
53. 24th April 1977: US President Jimmy Carter today announced that US foreign aid will consider human rights.
54. 24th April 1979: War between North and South Yemen began today.
55. 24th April 1979: Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500 at Stamford in Texas.
56. 24th April 1980: Equipment failure aborted the mission to rescue the 52 hostages from the US embassy in Iran with eight US Servicemen losing their lives in the aborted attempt.
57. 24th April 1981: A massive earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens. Several buildings in several towns north of the city were destroyed. 16 people were killed in the quake.

58. 24th April 1981: Price Charles of Britain announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer.
59. 24th April 1982: Petty Officer Kevin Stuart Casey became the first British casualty in the Falklands campaign when a helicopter he was traveling in ditched into the sea. He was missing presumed drowned.
60. 24th April 1983: A special commission of the US Congress today released a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
61. 24th April 1983: Dow Jones today closed above the 1100 mark for the first time.
62. 24th April 1983: The USSR today performed an underground nuclear test.
63. 24th April 1984: Iraq resumes air attack on Iran.
64. 24th April 1984: Apple today released the Apple IIc portable computer costing $1,295.
65. 24th April 1985: Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev was today crowned King of Nepal.
66. 24th April 1986: The first Uranus flyby, Voyager 2 was launched.
67. 24th April 1986: Texas Air today bought Eastern Airlines for $676 million.
68. 24th April 1988: The UDF was banned by the South African apartheid regime.
69. 24th April 1989: Oldest dinosaur egg yet to be found in the Northern Hemisphere, a 150 million-year-old fossil egg was found in Utah with a fossilized dinosaur embryo inside.
70. 24th April 1989: The US today performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site today.
71. 24th April 1989: A Boeing 747 of the US lost parts of its roof over the Pacific. Nine people died in the accident.

72. 24th April 1990: Gruinard Island in Scotland is officially declared free of anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
73. 24th April 1990: The Space Shuttle Discovery today launched the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. Hubble has sent back stunning photographs of deep space revolutionizing the thinking about the universe.
74. 24th April 1991: Increased use of Portable Phones promoted many golf clubs to ban the use of Portable Phones on the golf course as it distracted other players. Players are required to turn off the phone before starting the round of Golf.
75. 24th April 1991: The US and its allies today began a ground war assault on Iraqi troops.
76. 24th April 1993: A massive bomb in a van parked in Bishopsgate in the heart of London exploded killing one and injuring more than 40. Police believe that the bomb was planted by the IRA.
77. 24th April 1995: The Corona reconnaissance satellite program which was in existence from 1959 to 1972 was declassified today.
78. 24th April 1996: The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
79. 24th April 1996: The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 was passed into law in the United States today.
80. 24th April 1996: Cuba today shot down two US planes.

81. 24th April 1997: Qatar today inaugurated the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facility and formally launched Qatar Liquefied Gas Co.
82. 24th April 1997: South Africa today announced that it is constructing the largest modern-day blimp.
83. 24th April 1998: Singer Elton John was today knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace in London.
84. 24th April 1999: A Tupolev TU-154 airliner of China Southern Airlines crashed while approaching to land in Wenzhou airport in the eastern part of the People’s Republic of China. 61 people were killed.
85. 24th April 1999: The State of Arizona today executed Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery despite Germany’s legal action in an attempt to save his life.

21st Century – April 24 This Day In History – The 2000s

86. 24th April 2002: This day marks the closure of the Winter Olympic Games at Salt Lake City in Utah, United States.
87. 24th April 2005: Snuppt becomes the world’s first cloned dog.
88. 24th April 2006: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines, in an attempt to subdue a possible military coup, declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency.
89. 24th April 2008: Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba due to ill health after nearly fifty years in office.
90. 24th April 2008: The problems of Somali pirates on the African coast worsen with pirates boarding more tankers, who then use Somalia’s territorial waters to escape. A new UN Security Council resolution sponsored by France and the US will authorize countries to chase and seize pirates when they flee into territorial waters.

91. 24th April 2010: Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar scored a double century in One Day International cricket.
92. 24th April 2010: After bad results emerge from France, Germany, and Italy, Europe risks a double-dip recession. The Eurozone grew only by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009.
93. 24th April 2011: Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery “OV-103”.
94. 24th April 2013: 28 Muslim insurgents and 10 Canadian soldiers were killed in a conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas in Mali.
95. 24th April 2013: In Cuba, Raul Castro was today elected for a second term as President of Cuba.
96. 24th April 2013: In Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades wins the presidential election.
97. 24th April 2014: Pope Francis today created a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time.
98. 24th April 2014: A bridge collapse in Vietnam left 7 people dead and 37 injured.
99. 24th April 2014: A 4.4 billion-year-old Crystal, believed to be the oldest known fragment from the earth’s crust was discovered today.
100. 24th April 2016: The oldest Muslim graves in Europe from the 8th century, identified at a burial site in Nimes in France.

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