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April 24th

April 24th is the 114th day of the year (115th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 24th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 24th

1533 William I of Orange (Dutch Prince)

1743 Edmund Cartwright (inventor of the power loom)

1815 Anthony Trollope (author)

1856 Henri Philippe Pétain (French General, later Chief of State of Vichy France 1940-1944)

1876 Erich Raeder (German admiral)

1882 Hugh Dowding (British Royal Air Force officer - commanded Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain)

1889 Sir Stafford Cripps (British politician)

1903 José Antonio Primo de Rivera (rightwing Spanish politician, founder of Falange Española)

1906 William Joyce (Nazi propaganda broadcaster - "Lord Haw-Haw")

1924 Clement Freud (British politician, author, radio personality)

1930 Richard Donner (film director, film producer, comic book writer)

1934 Shirley MacLaine (actress)

Shirley MacLaine

1936 Jill Ireland (actress)

1940 Sue Grafton (author)

1941 John Williams (guitarist, composer)

1941 Richard Holbrooke (journalist, banker, diplomat)

1942 Barbra Streisand (singer, actress)

Barbra Streisand

1944 Tony Visconti (record producer)

1952 John-Paul Gaultier (fashion designer)

1954 Raymond Burns "Captain Sensible" (songwriter, guitarist, bassist)

1958 Brian Paddick (British politician, police officer)

1959 Paula Yates (author, TV personality)

1962 Stuart Pearce (soccer player and manager)

1969 Rory McCann (actor)

1973 Gabby Logan (gymnast, TV and radio presenter)

1982 Kelly Clarkson (singer)

1982 Laura Hamilton (TV presenter)

1998 Ryan Newman (actress, model)

April 24th in History

1183 BC Fall of Troy (traditional date).

1704 The Boston News-Letter, the first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, is published.

1800 A CLASS="livelink" HREF="https://www.vacation2usa.com/" TARGET="_blank">US Library of Congress established.

1877 Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

1885 Annie Oakley recruited to be part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

Annie Oakley

1898 Spanish-American War begins with the US declaring war on Spain.

1913 Woolworth Building opens in New York City.

1916 Easter Rising against British rule, begins in Dublin, Ireland.

1926 Germany and the USSR agree to neutrality if either is attacked by a third party in the Treaty of Berlin.

1933 Nazi Germany begins perscuting Jehovah's Witnesses.

1953 Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Winston Churchill

1963 Marriage of Princess Alexandra of Kent to Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey

1970 China launches Dong Fang Hong I, the country's first satellite.

1980 Operation Eagle Claw, an attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran, fails with the death of eight US servicemen.

1990 Hubble space telescope launched with the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Hubble Telescope

2005 Benedict XVI becomes Pope.

2005 Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.

2011 WikiLeaks starts publishing Guantanamo Bay leaks.

April 24th is also

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Republic Day (The Gambia)

World Day for Laboratory Animals

Feast of Saint Egbert (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen (Catholicism)


People born on April 24th are Taurus


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