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Historical Events In April - 24

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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 April - 24.  

1865  Fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF) on this day in history.  

1866  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 April - 24.  

1872  Volcano Vesuvius erupts on April - 24.  

1873  Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president on this day in history.  

1874  On April - 24 john Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial)  

1875  Jeno Huszka, composer on this day in history.  

1875  On April - 24 jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58  

1877  On this day in history last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)  

1877  Charles Cuvillier, composer on this day in history.  

1880  Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England and Wales, is founded in Oxford, England on April - 24.  

1880  Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England on this day in history.  

1883  28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair on April - 24.  

1883  On this day in history jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]  

1884  National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta) on April - 24.  

1886  Kurt Pinthus, writer on April - 24.  

1888  Eastman Kodak forms on this day in history.  

1889  On April - 24 [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45)  

1891  On April - 24 start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"  

1891  Count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies on this day in history.  

1892  Jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack) on this day in history.  

1893  Robert Harron, NYC, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance) on April - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1895  On April - 24 s Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner  

1897  On April - 24 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1533  William I of Orange (d. 1584) was born on April - 24.  

1538  Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer was born on this day in history.  

1581  Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1594  On this day in history birth of benedikt Lechler, composer  

1620  On this day in history birth of john Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography  

1660  Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver was born on April - 24.  

1670  Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer was born on April - 24.  

1706  Giovanni Battista Martini, composer was born on April - 24.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0624  On April - 24 death of mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury  

0709  Wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76 on April - 24.  

0729  Egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89 on April - 24.  

1077  On this day in history geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies  

1185  Death of Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns on April - 24.  

1338  On April - 24 death of marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291)  

1530  On April - 24 jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies  

1617  On April - 24 death of carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered  

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