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.