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Historical Events In April - 24

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1856  On April - 24 henri POBJ P├ętain, 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  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1533  On this day in history birth of william I of Orange (d. 1584)  

1538  On this day in history birth of gugliemo Gonzaga, composer  

1581  Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660) was born on April - 24.  

1594  Benedikt Lechler, composer was born on April - 24.  

1620  John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography was born on this day in history.  

1660  Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1670  On April - 24 birth of christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer  

1706  Giovanni Battista Martini, composer was born on this day in history.  


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 this day in history.  

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

1185  On this day in history death of antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns  

1338  Death of Marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291) on April - 24.  

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

1617  Death of Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered on April - 24.  

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