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Historical Events In April - 24

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1856  Henri POBJ P├ętain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime) on April - 24.  

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  On April - 24 fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF)  

1866  On this day in history 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  On this day in history in Manhattan, Kansas a 5.1 quake is the largest historical earthquake in Kansas.  

1867  On April - 24 fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)  

1872  On this day in history volcano Vesuvius erupts  

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

1874  John Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial) on this day in history.  

1875  Jeno Huszka, composer on April - 24.  

1875  Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1877  Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans) on this day in history.  

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  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  Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30] on this day in history.  

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

1886  Kurt Pinthus, writer on April - 24.  

1888  On April - 24 eastman Kodak forms  

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

1891  On this day in history 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 April - 24.  

1893  On this day in history robert Harron, NYC, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)  

1894  French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18 on this day in history.  

1895  Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat on April - 24.  

1895  On April - 24 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  1st reporter, William Price (Wash Star), assigned to White House on April - 24.  

1897  Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797) on April - 24.  

1898  On April - 24 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  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 April - 24.  

1594  Benedikt Lechler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1620  On April - 24 birth of john Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography  

1660  On April - 24 birth of cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver  

1670  On this day in history birth of christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer  

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  Death of Mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

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

1530  On this day in history jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies  

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

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