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Historical Events In April - 24

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1856  Henri POBJ P├ętain, 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1533  On April - 24 birth of william I of Orange (d. 1584)  

1538  On April - 24 birth of gugliemo Gonzaga, composer  

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 April - 24 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 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  On this day in history wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76  

0729  On April - 24 egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89  

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

1185  On April - 24 death of antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns  

1338  Death of Marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291) on this day in history.  

1530  Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies on April - 24.  

1617  On this day in history death of carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered  

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