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Historical Events In April - 24

Monday, 08 March 2021

1899  On April - 24 transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid  

1900  On this day in history passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer  

1900  George J D Campbell, Brit min of Indies (1868-74, 80-85), dies at 76 on April - 24.  

1901  1st AL game, Chic beats Cleve Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out on April - 24.  

1903  On this day in history jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)  

1904  Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light) on April - 24.  

1904  On this day in history friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77  

1905  On this day in history 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 & 28)  

1905  On April - 24 robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)  

1907  On this day in history hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.  

1907  On April - 24 vaclav Trojan, composer  

1908  On April - 24 mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become the first to travel across the US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m  

1908  Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m on this day in history.  

1908  Heddy Bouber, [Hermanus G Blom], actor (Bluejackets) on April - 24.  

1909  On this day in history harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds  

1909  Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany) on this day in history.  

1910  German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian (Disorderly Orderly)  

1912  On April - 24 justin M'Carthy, politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81  

1913  On April - 24 the skyscraper Woolworth Building in New York City is opened.  

1914  On April - 24 bernard Caulfield, judge  

1915  On April - 24 lt. Edward Donald Bellew (Cdn. 7th Cdn Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Ypres, Belgium  

1915  On this day in history massacre of Armenians by Turks  

1915  Sgt-Major Frederick William Hall Cdn. (8th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Ypres, Belgium on April - 24.  

1915  On April - 24 german army fires chloroform gas in Ieper  

1916  On this day in history easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins  

1916  Stanley Kauffmann, NYC, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man) on this day in history.  

1917  Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway on April - 24.  

1917  Len Creed, bookmaker on April - 24.  

1917  On this day in history oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies  

1920  On this day in history british Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)  

1921  1st municipal elections for men & women in Belgium on April - 24.  

1921  Laci Boldemann, composer on April - 24.  

1922  On this day in history j D Cannon, Salmon Idaho, actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory)  

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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 April - 24.  

1581  Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660) was born on April - 24.  

1594  Benedikt Lechler, composer was born on April - 24.  

1620  John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography was born on this day in history.  

1660  Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1670  Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer was born on April - 24.  

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 April - 24.  

0709  Wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76 on this day in history.  

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

1077  On April - 24 geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies  

1185  On this day in history death of antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns  

1338  Death of Marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291) on April - 24.  

1530  Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies on this day in history.  

1617  Death of Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered on April - 24.  

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