Historical Events In April - 24
Sunday, 24 September 2023
1856 Henri POBJ PÃ©tain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime) on April - 24.
1863 Skirmish at Okolona/Birmingham, Mississippi (Grierson's Raid) on April - 24.
1864 George AA Alting van Geusau, dir-gen (PTT)/Dutch Min of War (1918-20) on April - 24.
1865 Fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF) on April - 24.
1866 On this day in history victoria BC is connected to British Columbia mainland via cable and telegraph.
1867 Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars on April - 24.
1867 In Manhattan, Kansas a 5.1 quake is the largest historical earthquake in Kansas on April - 24.
1867 On this day in history fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)
1872 Volcano Vesuvius erupts on this day in history.
1873 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president on April - 24.
1874 On April - 24 john Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial)
1875 Jeno Huszka, composer on this day in history.
1875 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58 on April - 24.
1877 Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans) on this day in history.
1877 Charles Cuvillier, composer on April - 24.
1880 On this day in history amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England and Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
1880 On April - 24 amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
1883 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair on April - 24.
1883 On April - 24 jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
1884 On this day in history national Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)
1886 Kurt Pinthus, writer on this day in history.
1888 Eastman Kodak forms on April - 24.
1889 On this day in history [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45)
1891 On April - 24 start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"
1891 On this day in history count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies
1892 Jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack) on April - 24.
1893 Robert Harron, NYC, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance) on this day in history.
1894 On April - 24 french cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
1895 On April - 24 joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat
1895 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner on April - 24.
1897 On this day in history the first journalist to be named White House news reporter was William Price, who began working the prestigious beat for the "Washington Star" this day.
1897 On this day in history 1st reporter, William Price (Wash Star), assigned to White House
1897 Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797) on this day in history.
1898 On this day in history spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba