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Historical Events In April - 24

Saturday, 18 September 2021

1899  Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid on April - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1905  On this day in history robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)  

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

1907  On April - 24 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 April - 24.  

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  On April - 24 german Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms  

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

1912  Justin M'Carthy, politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81 on April - 24.  

1913  The skyscraper Woolworth Building in New York City is opened on this day in history.  

1914  Bernard Caulfield, judge on this day in history.  

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

1915  On April - 24 massacre of Armenians by Turks  

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 this day in history german army fires chloroform gas in Ieper  

1916  Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins on this day in history.  

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

1917  On this day in history yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway  

1917  Len Creed, bookmaker on this day in history.  

1917  On April - 24 oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies  

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 April - 24.  

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 April - 24.  

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  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  On April - 24 birth of christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer  

1706  Giovanni Battista Martini, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

0709  Wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76 on April - 24.  

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

1077  Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1617  On this day in history death of carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered  

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