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April 24th, 2007 (April 24 2007)EventIceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.
April 24th, 2006 (April 24 2006)EventKing Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.
April 24th, 2006 (April 24 2006)DeathSteve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (born in 1927)
April 24th, 2006 (April 24 2006)DeathMoshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (born in 1914)
April 24th, 2006 (April 24 2006)DeathBrian Labone, English footballer (born in 1940)
April 24th, 2005 (April 24 2005)EventCardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
April 24th, 2005 (April 24 2005)DeathEzer Weizman, President of Israel (born in 1924)
April 24th, 2005 (April 24 2005)DeathFei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (born in 1910)
April 24th, 2004 (April 24 2004)EventThe United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
April 24th, 2004 (April 24 2004)DeathEstee Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (born in 1906)
April 24th, 2001 (April 24 2001)DeathAl Hibbler, American singer (born in 1915)
April 24th, 2001 (April 24 2001)DeathLeon Sullivan, African-American civil rights leader and pastor (born in 1922)
April 24th, 1998 (April 24 1998)BirthRyan Newman, American actress
April 24th, 1997 (April 24 1997)DeathPat Paulsen, American comedian and politician (born in 1927)
April 24th, 1997 (April 24 1997)DeathEugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer (born in 1922)
April 24th, 1996 (April 24 1996)EventIn the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced.
April 24th, 1994 (April 24 1994)BirthAustin Rogers, American actor
April 24th, 1993 (April 24 1993)EventThe 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act comes into force establishing Panchayati Raj system in India.
April 24th, 1993 (April 24 1993)EventAn IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
April 24th, 1993 (April 24 1993)DeathOliver Tambo, South African activist and politician (born in 1917)
April 24th, 1991 (April 24 1991)EventFreddie Stowers is awarded the posthumous Medal of Honor for which he had been recommended in 1918.
April 24th, 1991 (April 24 1991)BirthRyan Phillips, Canadian musician
April 24th, 1990 (April 24 1990)EventSTS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery.
April 24th, 1990 (April 24 1990)EventGruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
April 24th, 1987 (April 24 1987)BirthKristopher Letang, Canadian Hockey Player
April 24th, 1986 (April 24 1986)DeathWallis Simpson, American wife of Edward, Duke of Windsor (born in 1896)
April 24th, 1984 (April 24 1984)BirthTyson Ritter, American musician
April 24th, 1983 (April 24 1983)BirthPrincess Iman bint Al Hussein of Jordan Hussein of Jordan Quotes
April 24th, 1983 (April 24 1983)DeathRolf Stommelen, German race car driver (born in 1943)
April 24th, 1982 (April 24 1982)BirthKelly Clarkson, American singer
April 24th, 1982 (April 24 1982)DeathVille Ritola, Finnish athlete (born in 1896)
April 24th, 1981 (April 24 1981)BirthTaylor Dent, American tennis player
April 24th, 1980 (April 24 1980)EventEight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
April 24th, 1980 (April 24 1980)BirthFernando Arce, Mexican footballer
April 24th, 1980 (April 24 1980)BirthAustin Nichols, American actor
April 24th, 1980 (April 24 1980)DeathAlejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (born in 1904)
April 24th, 1978 (April 24 1978)BirthEric Balfour, American actor
April 24th, 1978 (April 24 1978)BirthKim Hyun-ju, Korean actress
April 24th, 1978 (April 24 1978)BirthStella Damasus Aboderin, Nigerian actress
April 24th, 1977 (April 24 1977)BirthSiarhey Balakhonau, Belarusian writer
April 24th, 1977 (April 24 1977)BirthCarlos Beltran, Puerto Rican baseball player
April 24th, 1976 (April 24 1976)BirthSteve Finnan, Irish footballer
April 24th, 1975 (April 24 1975)EventThe Baader-Meinhof Gang blows up the West German embassy in Stockholm.
April 24th, 1975 (April 24 1975)BirthSam Doumit, American actress
April 24th, 1975 (April 24 1975)DeathPete Ham, Welsh musician and frontman of Badfinger (born in 1947)
April 24th, 1974 (April 24 1974)BirthJoseph Bruce, American rapper
April 24th, 1974 (April 24 1974)BirthKristie Krabe, American stage actress
April 24th, 1974 (April 24 1974)BirthDerek Luke, American actor
April 24th, 1974 (April 24 1974)BirthEric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer
April 24th, 1974 (April 24 1974)BirthBrian Marshall, American bassist
April 24th, 1974 (April 24 1974)BirthDave Vitty, British radio personality
April 24th, 1974 (April 24 1974)DeathBud Abbott, American actor and comedian (born in 1895)
April 24th, 1973 (April 24 1973)BirthEric Snow, American basketball player
April 24th, 1973 (April 24 1973)BirthSachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
April 24th, 1973 (April 24 1973)BirthGabby Logan, British television presenter
April 24th, 1972 (April 24 1972)BirthRab Douglas, Scottish footballer
April 24th, 1972 (April 24 1972)BirthNicolas Gill, Canadian judoka
April 24th, 1972 (April 24 1972)BirthChipper Jones, American baseball player
April 24th, 1972 (April 24 1972)BirthJure Kosir, Slovenian skier
April 24th, 1971 (April 24 1971)BirthMauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer
April 24th, 1970 (April 24 1970)EventThe first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
April 24th, 1970 (April 24 1970)EventThe Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.
April 24th, 1970 (April 24 1970)BirthDamien Fleming, Australian cricketer
April 24th, 1969 (April 24 1969)BirthElias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
April 24th, 1969 (April 24 1969)BirthMelinda Clarke, American actress
April 24th, 1969 (April 24 1969)BirthViveca Paulin, Swedish actress
April 24th, 1968 (April 24 1968)EventMauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
April 24th, 1968 (April 24 1968)BirthStacy Haiduk, American actress
April 24th, 1968 (April 24 1968)BirthTodd Jones, American baseball player
April 24th, 1968 (April 24 1968)BirthYuji Nagata, Japanese professional wrestler
April 24th, 1968 (April 24 1968)BirthHashim Thaci, Kosovan politician
April 24th, 1967 (April 24 1967)EventCosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1, when the parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
April 24th, 1967 (April 24 1967)EventVietnam 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 24th, 1967 (April 24 1967)BirthOmar Vizquel, Venezuelan baseball player
April 24th, 1967 (April 24 1967)DeathVladimir Komarov, cosmonaut (born in 1927)
April 24th, 1966 (April 24 1966)BirthPierre Brassard, Quebec humorist and actor
April 24th, 1966 (April 24 1966)BirthAlessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer
April 24th, 1965 (April 24 1965)EventCivil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamano, overthrows the triumvirate that was in power since the coup d etat against Juan Bosch.
April 24th, 1965 (April 24 1965)BirthSon Chang Min, South Korean actor
April 24th, 1965 (April 24 1965)DeathLouise Dresser, American actress (born in 1878)
April 24th, 1964 (April 24 1964)EventMexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
April 24th, 1964 (April 24 1964)BirthCedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer Quotes
April 24th, 1964 (April 24 1964)BirthDjimon Hounsou, Beninese actor
April 24th, 1964 (April 24 1964)DeathGerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (born in 1895)
April 24th, 1963 (April 24 1963)EventMarriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
April 24th, 1963 (April 24 1963)BirthPaula Frazer, American singer/songwriter
April 24th, 1963 (April 24 1963)BirthBilly Gould, American musician
April 24th, 1963 (April 24 1963)BirthMano Solo, French singer
April 24th, 1963 (April 24 1963)BirthTonu Trubetsky, Estonian musician
April 24th, 1962 (April 24 1962)BirthStuart Pearce, English footballer and manager
April 24th, 1962 (April 24 1962)BirthSteve Roach, Australian rugby league footballer
April 24th, 1961 (April 24 1961)EventThe 17th century Swedish ship Vasa is salvaged.
April 24th, 1960 (April 24 1960)BirthPaula Yates, British television presenter (died in 2000)
April 24th, 1960 (April 24 1960)DeathMax von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1879)
April 24th, 1959 (April 24 1959)BirthMalcolm Oastler, Australian engineer
April 24th, 1959 (April 24 1959)BirthDave Ridgway, Canadian football player
April 24th, 1958 (April 24 1958)BirthValery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer
April 24th, 1958 (April 24 1958)BirthBrian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer
April 24th, 1957 (April 24 1957)BirthDavid J, British musician
April 24th, 1957 (April 24 1957)BirthBoris Williams, British musician
April 24th, 1955 (April 24 1955)EventThe Bandung Conference ends: Twenty-nine non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
April 24th, 1955 (April 24 1955)BirthJohn de Mol, Dutch media businessman
April 24th, 1954 (April 24 1954)BirthMumia Abu-Jamal, American death-row inmate
April 24th, 1954 (April 24 1954)BirthCaptain Sensible, British guitarist
April 24th, 1953 (April 24 1953)EventWinston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.Winston Churchill Quotes
April 24th, 1953 (April 24 1953)BirthEric Bogosian, American actor and writer
April 24th, 1952 (April 24 1952)BirthJean-Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
April 24th, 1949 (April 24 1949)BirthVeronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter
April 24th, 1948 (April 24 1948)BirthPaul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada
April 24th, 1947 (April 24 1947)BirthClaude Dubois, Quebec singer and songwriter
April 24th, 1947 (April 24 1947)BirthJosep Borrell Fontelles, Former President of the European Parliament
April 24th, 1947 (April 24 1947)BirthRoger D. Kornberg, American chemist, Nobel-prized
April 24th, 1947 (April 24 1947)DeathWilla Cather, American writer (born in 1873)Willa Cather Quotes
April 24th, 1947 (April 24 1947)DeathHans Biebow, German war criminal (by execution; born in 1902)
April 24th, 1945 (April 24 1945)BirthDoug Clifford, American drummer
April 24th, 1945 (April 24 1945)BirthRobert Knight, American singer
April 24th, 1945 (April 24 1945)BirthDoug Riley, Canadian musician (died in 2007)
April 24th, 1945 (April 24 1945)BirthDick Rivers, French singer and actor
April 24th, 1945 (April 24 1945)DeathErnst-Robert Grawitz, German physician (born in 1899)
April 24th, 1944 (April 24 1944)DeathWilliam Stephens, U.S. political figure (born in 1859)
April 24th, 1943 (April 24 1943)BirthRichard Sterban, American singer
April 24th, 1942 (April 24 1942)BirthRichard M. Daley, American politician
April 24th, 1942 (April 24 1942)BirthBarbra Streisand, American singer and actor
April 24th, 1942 (April 24 1942)DeathKarin Boye, Swedish author (born in 1900)
April 24th, 1942 (April 24 1942)DeathLucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (born in 1874)
April 24th, 1941 (April 24 1941)BirthJohn Williams, Australian guitarist
April 24th, 1940 (April 24 1940)BirthSue Grafton, American author
April 24th, 1939 (April 24 1939)DeathLouis Trousselier, French cyclist (born in 1881)
April 24th, 1938 (April 24 1938)DeathGeorge Grey Barnard, American sculptor (born in 1863)
April 24th, 1937 (April 24 1937)BirthJoe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (died in 2001)
April 24th, 1936 (April 24 1936)BirthJill Ireland, British actress (died in 1990)
April 24th, 1934 (April 24 1934)BirthShirley MacLaine, American actor and author
April 24th, 1933 (April 24 1933)BirthPatricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer and biographer
April 24th, 1933 (April 24 1933)BirthClaire Davenport, British actress (died in 2002)
April 24th, 1933 (April 24 1933)BirthAlan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
April 24th, 1933 (April 24 1933)BirthHelmuth Lohner, Austrian actor
April 24th, 1933 (April 24 1933)BirthFreddie Scott, American singer (died in 2007)
April 24th, 1930 (April 24 1930)BirthJerome Callet, American musician
April 24th, 1930 (April 24 1930)BirthRichard Donner, American film director and producer
April 24th, 1929 (April 24 1929)BirthDr.Rajkumar, Kannada actor
April 24th, 1926 (April 24 1926)BirthThorbjorn Falldin, Prime Minister of Sweden
April 24th, 1924 (April 24 1924)BirthSir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politicianClement Freud Quotes
April 24th, 1924 (April 24 1924)BirthRuth Kobart, American actor and singer (died in 2002)
April 24th, 1924 (April 24 1924)DeathG. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (born in 1844)
April 24th, 1922 (April 24 1922)BirthJ.D. Cannon, American actor (died in 2005)
April 24th, 1918 (April 24 1918)EventFirst tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.
April 24th, 1916 (April 24 1916)EventEaster Rising begins: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett start a rebellion in Ireland.
April 24th, 1916 (April 24 1916)EventErnest 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 ice-trapped ship Endurance.
April 24th, 1916 (April 24 1916)BirthLou Thesz, American professional wrestler (died in 2002)
April 24th, 1915 (April 24 1915)EventThe Armenian Genocide begins with a massacre of hundreds of prominent Armenians in Constantinople (now Istanbul).
April 24th, 1914 (April 24 1914)BirthWilliam Castle, American film director and producer (died in 1977)
April 24th, 1913 (April 24 1913)EventThe skyscraper Woolworth Building in New York City is opened.
April 24th, 1908 (April 24 1908)BirthMarceline Day, American actor (died in 2000)
April 24th, 1907 (April 24 1907)EventHersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
April 24th, 1907 (April 24 1907)BirthWilliam Sargant, British psychiatrist (died in 1988)
April 24th, 1906 (April 24 1906)BirthWilliam Joyce, Irish fascist (died in 1946)
April 24th, 1905 (April 24 1905)BirthRobert Penn Warren, American poet (died in 1989)
April 24th, 1904 (April 24 1904)BirthWillem de Kooning, Dutch painter (died in 1997)
April 24th, 1903 (April 24 1903)BirthJose Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange (died in 1936)
April 24th, 1899 (April 24 1899)BirthOscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (died in 1986)
April 24th, 1898 (April 24 1898)EventThe Spanish-American War: The United States declare war on Spain.
April 24th, 1897 (April 24 1897)BirthManuel Avila Camacho, President of Mexico (died in 1955)
April 24th, 1896 (April 24 1896)BirthBenjamin Whorf, American linguist (died in 1941)
April 24th, 1891 (April 24 1891)DeathHelmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian field marshal (born in 1800)*
April 24th, 1889 (April 24 1889)BirthStafford Cripps, British politician (died in 1952)
April 24th, 1889 (April 24 1889)BirthLyubov Popova, Russian painter (died in 1924)
April 24th, 1887 (April 24 1887)BirthDenys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (died in 1931)
April 24th, 1882 (April 24 1882)BirthHugh Dowding, Scottish fighter pilot (died in 1970)
April 24th, 1878 (April 24 1878)BirthJean Crotti, Swiss artist (died in 1958)
April 24th, 1877 (April 24 1877)EventRusso-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire.
April 24th, 1876 (April 24 1876)BirthErich Raeder, German naval commander (died in 1960)Erich Raeder Quotes
April 24th, 1876 (April 24 1876)BirthIoannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (died in 1960)
April 24th, 1862 (April 24 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: A flotilla commanded by Union Admiral David Farragut passes two Confederate forts on the Mississippi River on its way to capture New Orleans, Louisiana.
April 24th, 1856 (April 24 1856)BirthHenri Philippe Petain, French soldier and statesman (died in 1951)
April 24th, 1852 (April 24 1852)DeathVasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (born in 1783)
April 24th, 1845 (April 24 1845)BirthCarl Spitteler, Nobel laureate (died in 1924)
April 24th, 1815 (April 24 1815)BirthAnthony Trollope, English novelist (died in 1882)Anthony Trollope Quotes
April 24th, 1800 (April 24 1800)EventThe United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".John Adams Quotes
April 24th, 1784 (April 24 1784)BirthPeter Vivian Daniel, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (died in 1860)
April 24th, 1779 (April 24 1779)DeathEleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (born in 1711)
April 24th, 1743 (April 24 1743)BirthEdmund Cartwright, British inventor (died in 1823)
April 24th, 1736 (April 24 1736)DeathPrince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (born in 1663)
April 24th, 1731 (April 24 1731)DeathDaniel Defoe, English writer (born in 1660)Daniel Defoe Quotes
April 24th, 1718 (April 24 1718)BirthNathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (died in 1784)
April 24th, 1706 (April 24 1706)BirthGiovanni Battista Martini, Italian musician (died in 1780)
April 24th, 1704 (April 24 1704)EventThe first regular newspaper in the United States, the Boston, Massachusetts New-Letter, is published.
April 24th, 1656 (April 24 1656)DeathThomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (born in 1561)
April 24th, 1622 (April 24 1622)DeathFidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar, martyr, and saint (born in 1577)
April 24th, 1620 (April 24 1620)BirthJohn Graunt, English statistician and founder of the science of demography (died in 1674)
April 24th, 1581 (April 24 1581)BirthVincent de Paul, French saint (died in 1660)
April 24th, 1558 (April 24 1558)EventMary Queen of Scots marries the Dauphin of France, Francois, at Notre Dame de Paris.
April 24th, 1533 (April 24 1533)BirthWilliam I of Orange (died in 1584)
April 24th, 1479 (April 24 1479)EventThutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty). Hatshepsut Quotes
April 24th, 1342 (April 24 1342)DeathPope Benedict XII (born in 1285)
April 24th, 1338 (April 24 1338)DeathMarquis Theodore I of Montferrat (born in 1291)
April 24th, 1184 (April 24 1184)EventGreeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional).
April 24th, 0709 (April 24 0709)DeathWilfrid, English archbishop and saint
April 24th, 0624 (April 24 0624)DeathMellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury

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