Historical Events In April - 24
Sunday, 16 May 2021
1856 Henri POBJ Pétain, 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