Historical Events In April - 24
Sunday, 28 May 2023
1985 On April - 24 supreme Court of Canada ruling allows Sunday shopping in most provinces.
1985 On this day in history sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80
1986 Wallis Warfield Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) dies on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, (Edward abdicated for her), dies at 89
1988 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (S African fast bowler in 1930's), dies on April - 24.
1989 On this day in history 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China
1989 Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day" on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
1990 On April - 24 uS 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
1990 On this day in history west & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July first
1990 On this day in history joseph Leberman, entertainer, dies
1991 On this day in history j de Graaf, ethicus/president church & peace, dies
1991 On this day in history bangladesh cyclone in Bangladesh killing 138,866 people
1992 On this day in history "Man of La Mancha" with Sheena Easton opens at Marquis theater
1993 On this day in history oliver R Tambo, chairman (African National Congress), dies at 75
1995 On this day in history douglas Gunsekera, banker, dies at 77
1996 On this day in history donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
1997 On this day in history pat Paulsen, comedian (Smothers Brothers Show), dies at 69
2006 On April - 24 three explosions in a tourist section of Dahab, Egypt kill 30 and injure over 115.
2007 On this day in history abortion is legalized in Mexico City.
2007 On this day in history gliese 581 c, a potentially habitable Earth-like extrasolar planet, is discovered in the constellation Libra.
2013 33 people are killed and 115 are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Jalalabad, Afghanistan on April - 24.
2018 On April - 24 uS President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner for visiting French President Emmanuel Macron
2018 On this day in history suffragist Millicent Fawcett is the first woman to have a statue erected in Parliament Square, London, England
2018 On this day in history streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time according to IFPI
2018 Ed Sheeran 's "÷" is the best-selling album of 2017, selling 6.1 million copies, according to IFPI on April - 24.
2018 On this day in history golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo arrested and charged with eight murders after being identified through genealogy websites
2021 On April - 24 following an international search and rescue effort, the Indonesian navy reports the sinking of KRI Nanggala with 53 crew members, the largest loss of life aboard a submarine since 2003.
2021 COVID-19 pandemic: The number of vaccinations administered worldwide exceeds 1 billion. Half of these doses have been administered in just three countries (the United States, China and India) on April - 24.
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