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Historical Events In April - 24

Friday, 03 July 2020

1899  On this day in history transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid  

1900  Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1904  On April - 24 willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)  

1904  Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

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  Vaclav Trojan, composer on April - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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 April - 24.  

1909  Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany) on April - 24.  

1910  On this day in history german Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms  

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  The skyscraper Woolworth Building in New York City is opened on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history bernard Caulfield, judge  

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

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  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 April - 24.  

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  Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies on April - 24.  

1920  British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years) on this day in history.  

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

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  On April - 24 birth of william I of Orange (d. 1584)  

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

1581  On April - 24 birth of vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)  

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

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 this day in history 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  On April - 24 death of mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury  

0709  On this day in history wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76  

0729  On this day in history egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89  

1077  Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies on April - 24.  

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 this day in history death of carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered  

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