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What Happened on April 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others.
2013 Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China's Xinjiang results in death of 21 people.
2011 WikiLeaks starts publishing the Guantanamo Bay files leak.
2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
2004 The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
1996 In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is passed into law.
1993 An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
1990 STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
1990 Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
1980 Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
1970 China launches Dong Fang Hong I, becoming the fifth nation to put an object into orbit using its own booster.
1970 The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as its first President.
1967 Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
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".
1965 Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño overthrows the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch.
1963 Marriage of Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
1957 Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
1955 The Bandung Conference ends: Twenty-nine non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
1953 Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1944 World War II: The SBS launches a raid against the garrison of Santorini in Greece.
1933 Nazi Germany begins its persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg.
1932 Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
1926 The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
1924 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark (first term).
1922 The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
1918 World War I: First tank-to-tank combat, during the second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. Three British Mark IVs meet three German A7Vs.
1916 Easter Rising: Irish rebels, led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, launch an uprising in Dublin against British rule and proclaim an Irish Republic.
1916 Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the crew of the sunken Endurance.
1915 The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian genocide.
1914 The Franck–Hertz experiment, a pillar of quantum mechanics, is presented to the German Physical Society.
1913 The Woolworth Building, a skyscraper in New York City, is opened.
1895 Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop "Spray".
1885 American sharpshooter Annie Oakley is hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West.
1877 Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
1837 The great fire in Surat city of India caused more than 500 deaths and destruction of more than 9000 houses.
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".
1793 French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is acquitted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of charges brought by the Girondin in Paris.
1704 The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published.
1558 Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
1547 Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League.
1479 Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty).
1183 Traditional reckoning of the Fall of Troy marking the end of the legendary Trojan War, given by chief librarian of the Library of Alexandria Eratosthenes, among others.
Famous People Born on April 24

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Year Name
1972 Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
1994 Caspar Lee, British-South African Youtuber
1862 Tomitaro Makino, Japanese botanist (d. 1957)
1977 Diego Placente, Argentine footballer
1907 Gabriel Figueroa, Mexican cinematographer (d. 1997)
1972 Chipper Jones, American baseball player
1897 Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican colonel and politician, 45th President of Mexico (d. 1955)
1923 Doris Burn, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)
1982 Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, talk show host
1924 Clement Freud, German-English radio host, academic, and politician (d. 2009)
Famous People Deaths On April 24

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Date Name
1980 Alejo Carpentier, Swiss-Cuban musicologist and author (b. 1904)
2011 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philanthropist (b. 1926)
1948 Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer (b. 1863)
1779 Eleazar Wheelock, American minister and academic, founded Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
1622 Fidelis of Sigmaringen, German friar and saint (b. 1577)
1982 Ville Ritola, Finnish runner (b. 1896)
2005 Ezer Weizman, Israeli general and politician, 7th President of Israel (b. 1924)
1794 Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1719)
1338 Theodore I, Marquess of Montferrat (b. 1291)
1889 Zulma Carraud, French author (b. 1796)