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Historical Events In April - 24

Monday, 28 September 2020

1899  Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid on this day in history.  

1900  Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer on April - 24.  

1900  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1903  Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange) on April - 24.  

1904  On this day in history willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)  

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 April - 24.  

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

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

1907  On this day in history vaclav Trojan, composer  

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  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  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  Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany) on April - 24.  

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

1911  Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian (Disorderly Orderly) on this day in history.  

1912  On this day in history 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  Bernard Caulfield, judge on April - 24.  

1915  Lt. Edward Donald Bellew (Cdn. 7th Cdn Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Ypres, Belgium on this day in history.  

1915  Massacre of Armenians by Turks on this day in history.  

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

1915  German army fires chloroform gas in Ieper on April - 24.  

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

1916  On this day in history stanley Kauffmann, NYC, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man)  

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

1917  On April - 24 len Creed, bookmaker  

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

1920  On April - 24 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 April - 24.  

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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  On this day in history birth of gugliemo Gonzaga, composer  

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

1594  On April - 24 birth of benedikt Lechler, composer  

1620  On this day in history birth of john Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography  

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

1670  Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury  

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  Death of Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns on this day in history.  

1338  On this day in history 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 April - 24 death of carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered  

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