Historical Events In April - 24
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
1856 Henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime) on this day in history.
1863 On this day in history skirmish at Okolona/Birmingham, Mississippi (Grierson's Raid)
1864 George AA Alting van Geusau, dir-gen (PTT)/Dutch Min of War (1918-20) on this day in history.
1865 On this day in history fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF)
1866 On April - 24 victoria BC is connected to British Columbia mainland via cable and telegraph.
1867 On this day in history black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
1867 On April - 24 in Manhattan, Kansas a 5.1 quake is the largest historical earthquake in Kansas.
1867 Fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death) on this day in history.
1872 On April - 24 volcano Vesuvius erupts
1873 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president on April - 24.
1874 On April - 24 john Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial)
1875 On April - 24 jeno Huszka, composer
1875 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.
1877 On this day in history last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)
1877 On April - 24 charles Cuvillier, composer
1880 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England and Wales, is founded in Oxford, England on April - 24.
1880 On this day in history amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
1883 On this day in history 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair
1883 On this day in history jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
1884 On this day in history national Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)
1886 Kurt Pinthus, writer on April - 24.
1888 On this day in history eastman Kodak forms
1889 [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45) on April - 24.
1891 On April - 24 start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"
1891 On April - 24 count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies
1892 Jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack) on this day in history.
1893 On April - 24 robert Harron, NYC, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)
1894 On April - 24 french cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
1895 Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat on April - 24.
1895 On this day in history s Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
1897 On this day in history the first journalist to be named White House news reporter was William Price, who began working the prestigious beat for the "Washington Star" this day.
1897 On April - 24 1st reporter, William Price (Wash Star), assigned to White House
1897 Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797) on this day in history.
1898 Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba on April - 24.