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