Historical Events In April - 24
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
1856 Henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime) on this day in history.
1863 Skirmish at Okolona/Birmingham, Mississippi (Grierson's Raid) on this day in history.
1864 On April - 24 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 On April - 24 in Manhattan, Kansas a 5.1 quake is the largest historical earthquake in Kansas.
1867 On this day in history fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)
1872 Volcano Vesuvius erupts on April - 24.
1873 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president on this day in history.
1874 John Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial) on April - 24.
1875 Jeno Huszka, composer on April - 24.
1875 On this day in history 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 On April - 24 amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England and Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
1880 On this day in history amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
1883 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair on this day in history.
1883 On this day in history jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
1884 On April - 24 national Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)
1886 On April - 24 kurt Pinthus, writer
1888 On April - 24 eastman Kodak forms
1889 On this day in history [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45)
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 On this day in history jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack)
1893 On April - 24 robert Harron, NYC, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)
1894 On this day in history 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 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner on April - 24.
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 1st reporter, William Price (Wash Star), assigned to White House on April - 24.
1897 On April - 24 benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797)
1898 On April - 24 spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba