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Historical Events In April - 24

Sunday, 13 June 2021

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

1900  On April - 24 passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer  

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

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

1903  Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange) on this day in history.  

1904  Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1907  Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened on April - 24.  

1907  Vaclav Trojan, composer on this day in history.  

1908  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 on April - 24.  

1908  On this day in history 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  

1908  On this day in history heddy Bouber, [Hermanus G Blom], actor (Bluejackets)  

1909  Harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds on this day in history.  

1909  On April - 24 bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany)  

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

1911  Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian (Disorderly Orderly) on April - 24.  

1912  Justin M'Carthy, politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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  Massacre of Armenians by Turks on April - 24.  

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

1915  German army fires chloroform gas in Ieper on this day in history.  

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

1916  Stanley Kauffmann, NYC, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man) on April - 24.  

1917  Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway on this day in history.  

1917  Len Creed, bookmaker on April - 24.  

1917  Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1921  On this day in history 1st municipal elections for men & women in Belgium  

1921  Laci Boldemann, composer on this day in history.  

1922  J D Cannon, Salmon Idaho, actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory) on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1538  Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer was born on this day in history.  

1581  On this day in history birth of vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)  

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 this day in history birth of cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver  

1670  On April - 24 birth of christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer  

1706  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Martini, composer  

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

0729  Egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89 on April - 24.  

1077  On April - 24 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 April - 24 death of carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered  

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