Historical Events In April - 24
Saturday, 25 March 2023
1856 On this day in history henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime)
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 this day in history.
1865 On this day in history fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF)
1866 On April - 24 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 April - 24 fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)
1872 Volcano Vesuvius erupts on this day in history.
1873 On this day in history theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president
1874 John Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial) on this day in history.
1875 On April - 24 jeno Huszka, composer
1875 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58 on April - 24.
1877 On this day in history last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)
1877 On this day in history charles Cuvillier, composer
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 On this day in history 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair
1883 On this day in history jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
1884 National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta) on this day in history.
1886 Kurt Pinthus, writer on April - 24.
1888 On April - 24 eastman Kodak forms
1889 On this day in history [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45)
1891 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem" on April - 24.
1891 On April - 24 count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies
1892 On April - 24 jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack)
1893 On April - 24 robert Harron, NYC, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)
1894 On April - 24 french cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
1895 Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat on April - 24.
1895 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner on April - 24.
1897 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 on April - 24.
1897 On this day in history 1st reporter, William Price (Wash Star), assigned to White House
1897 On April - 24 benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797)
1898 Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba on this day in history.
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