April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 251 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 24th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 24th in history!
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- Scream Day
- Firefly Day
- National Poem in Your Pocket Day
- National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
- Fashion Revolution Day
- World Pinhole Photography Day
What Happened On This Day – April 24
2013: 1129 people die in Bangladesh in the worst building collapse disaster in modern history
The building was used by clothing factories producing garments for western markets, highlighting the disastrous working conditions in the industry.
2005: Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as Pope Benedict XVI
The German was considered a particularly conservative Pope – quite unlike his successor, Pope Francis.
1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched into Earth orbit
Unhindered by the impurities and distortions of Earth’s atmosphere, the 2.4 meter (7.9 feet) aperture telescope has delivered some of the most spectacular images of the far reaches of the Universe.
1984: Apple releases the Apple IIc portable computer in 1984.
1957: The Suez Canal reopens after the Suez Crisis
The conflict between Egypt on the one hand and France, the United Kingdom and Israel on the other, erupted in October 1956 when Egypt announced that the canal will be nationalized.
1915: The Ottoman Empire begins its systematic extermination of Armenians
An estimated 1 million people were killed in the Armenian Massacres during and after World War I. The event is considered one of the first genocides in modern history.
1939: WWII – Russian and German soldiers casually talking with each other in Poland, 1939
1918: British troops having fun in front of the camera, 1914-1918
1900: Ottoman era Benghazi, Libya 1900’s [Colorized]
1888: Kodak company was founded by George Eastman in 1888.
Births On This Day, April 24
1982: Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress
1973: Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
1942: Barbra Streisand, American singer-songwriter, actress, producer
1941: Richard Holbrooke, American journalist, banker, diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1897: Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist
Sachin Tendulkar was born.
Kehlani was born.
Alexis Ohanian was born.
Deaths On This Day, April 24
2011: Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru, philosopher
1980: Alejo Carpentier, Swiss/Cuban author
1960: Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1942: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author
1731: Daniel Defoe, English journalist, spy
Lucy Maud Montgomery died.
Sathya Sai Baba died.
Vladimir komarov died.
William Wordsworth died.