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    What happened on April 24

    • April 24, 1184 BC - Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional).

    • April 24, 1479 "BC - Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty)."

    • April 24, 1558 "Mary Queen of Scots marries the Dauphin of France, Franois, at Notre Dame de Paris."

    • April 24, 1704 "Boston News-Letter, first successful newspaper in US, established"

    • April 24, 1704 "The first regular newspaper in the United States, the Boston, Massachusetts New-Letter, is published."

    • April 24, 1731 "Daniel Defoe English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies"

    • April 24, 1792 """La Marseillaise"" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle"

    • April 24, 1800 "Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation"

    • April 24, 1800 "The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase ""such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress""."

    • April 24, 1833 "Jacob Ebert of Cadiz, OH and George Dulty of Wheeling, WV got together to patent the soda fountain."

    • April 24, 1833 Patent granted for first soda fountain

    • April 24, 1863 "The Keyesville Massacre: a massacre of 53 Native American men from the Tehachapi tribe in Keyesville, California."

    • April 24, 1865 Fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF)

    • April 24, 1866 Victoria BC is connected to British Columbia mainland via cable and telegraph.

    • April 24, 1867 Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars

    • April 24, 1867 "In Manhattan, Kansas a 5.1 quake is the largest historical earthquake in Kansas."

    • April 24, 1877 Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)

    • April 24, 1877 "Russo-Turkish War, 18771878: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire."

    • April 24, 1880 "Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England and Wales, is founded in Oxford, England"

    • April 24, 1884 National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)

    • April 24, 1888 Eastman Kodak forms

    • April 24, 1895 Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat

    • 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."

    • April 24, 1898 Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba

    • April 24, 1900 "Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer"

    • April 24, 1907 "Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey, for the exclusive use of his employees is opened."

    • 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"

    • April 24, 1913 The skyscraper Woolworth Building in New York City was opened.

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

    • April 24, 1915 Massacre of Armenians by Turks

    • April 24, 1915 "Sgt-Major Frederick William Hall Cdn. (8th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Ypres, Belgium"

    • April 24, 1915 The Armenian Genocide began with a massacre of hundreds of prominent Armenians in Constantinople (now Istanbul).

    • April 24, 1916 Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins

    • April 24, 1916 "Easter Rising begins: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett start a rebellion in Ireland."

    • April 24, 1918 "First tank to tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs."

    • April 24, 1929 A non-stop England to India flight takes-off

    • April 24, 1934 Laurens Hammond announced the development of the pipeless organ

    • April 24, 1944 "Capture of Madang, New Guinea"

    • April 24, 1944 "First Boeing B-29 arrives in China ""over the Hump"""

    • April 24, 1944 United Negro College Fund incorporates

    • April 24, 1945 A new commissioner of baseball was named. He was Albert B.’ Happy’ Chandler.

    • April 24, 1949 "Dick Powell starred in " Richard Diamond, Private Detective" on NBC radio."

    • April 24, 1951 "Canadian troops defend Kapyong Valley in Korea against two-day Chinese attack; suffer 10 dead, 23 wounded."

    • April 24, 1952 "First shipment of oil from Alberta arrives in Ontario by pipeline and lake freighter, and they still do not like the price"

    • April 24, 1952 "Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the " Gruen Guild Playhouse" in an episode titled, " The Tiger""

    • April 24, 1953 Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

    • April 24, 1953 Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

    • April 24, 1954 "" Billboard" magazine, the music industry trade publication, headlined a change to come about in the music biz. The headline read, ""Teenagers Demand Music with a Beat -- Spur Rhythm and Blues"" . Within a year, R& B music by both black and white artists caught the public’ s fancy."

    • April 24, 1954 "The first American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina"

    • April 24, 1955 "" X-Minus One", a show for science fiction fans, was first heard on NBC radio this day."

    • April 24, 1955 "Bandung Conference ends: Twenty-nine non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemned colonialism, racism, and the Cold War."

    • April 24, 1957 Asteroid #3648 discovered

    • April 24, 1958 "Lee Walls hits 3 HRS, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2"

    • April 24, 1959 "Your Hit Parade" ended after a nine-year run on television and many more years on radio. The show debuted in

    • April 24, 1960 "In Southern Iran a 6.0 earthquake resulted in 420 killed, 3,000 injured, and $20 million property damage at Kourdeh and Lar."

    • April 24, 1961 "JFK accepts ""sole responsibility"" following Bay of Pigs"

    • April 24, 1961 "Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters in a game this day, becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two different occasions."

    • April 24, 1961 The 17th century Swedish ship Vasa is salvaged.

    • April 24, 1961 "The Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised"

    • April 24, 1962 MIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time: CA to MA

    • April 24, 1962 The first Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested

    • April 24, 1963 Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics retired from the NBA.

    • April 24, 1963 Marriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.

    • April 24, 1964 Mexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

    • April 24, 1965 "Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic Colonel Francisco Caamao, overthrows the triumvirate that was in power since the coup d'tat against Juan Bosch."

    • April 24, 1967 "Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1, when the parachute fails to open. He was the first human to die during a space mission."

    • April 24, 1967 "Frank Overton actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48"

    • April 24, 1967 "Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had ""gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."""

    • April 24, 1967 "Vladimir Komarov cosmonaut is first to die in space, aboard Soyuz 1"

    • April 24, 1968 "Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC"

    • April 24, 1968 Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.

    • April 24, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

    • April 24, 1969 Paul McCartney says their is no truth to the rumours he is dead

    • April 24, 1970 "China PR launches its first satellite transmitting song ""East is Red"""

    • April 24, 1970 Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth

    • April 24, 1970 "The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched."

    • April 24, 1970 "The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President."

    • April 24, 1971 Soyuz 10 returns to Earth

    • April 24, 1974 Bud Abbott dies at 78

    • April 24, 1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers

    • April 24, 1975 The Baader-Meinhof Gang blow up the West German embassy in Stockholm.

    • April 24, 1977 C Kowal discovers asteroid #2063 Bacchus

    • April 24, 1980 Eight U.S. servicemen died in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempted to end the Iran hostage crisis.

    • April 24, 1980 "US miltary operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die"

    • April 24, 1981 "Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey"

    • April 24, 1981 IBM-PC introduced

    • April 24, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder - Ebony And Ivory

    • April 24, 1985 "In Luzon, Philippine Islands a 6.1 earthquake resulted in Six people killed, 11 injured and damage and landslides in Benguet Province"

    • April 24, 1986 Wallis Warfield Simpson (Duchess of Windsor) dies

    • April 24, 1989 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China

    • April 24, 1989 "Massachusetts declares today ""New Kids on the Block Day"""

    • April 24, 1990 "Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of anthrax after 48 years of quarantine."

    • April 24, 1990 STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery.

    • April 24, 1990 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit

    • April 24, 1990 West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July first

    • April 24, 1991 Freddie Stowers is awarded the posthumous Medal of Honor for which he had been recommended in 1918.

    • April 24, 1992 """Man of La Mancha"" with Sheena Easton opens at Marquis theater"

    • April 24, 1993 An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of City of London.

    • April 24, 1993 The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act came into force establishing Panchayati Raj system in India.

    • April 24, 1996 "In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced."

    • April 24, 2004 "US lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction."

    • April 24, 2006 King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.

    • April 24, 2007 Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.

    • April 24, 2008 US Government Goes Public With Story of Israels Attack on Syrian Reactor







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