About April 24

April 24, 2021 is the 114th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 283 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On 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).
  • 1704
    The first regular newspaper in the United States, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1800
    The 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”.
  • 1898
    The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1904
    The Lithuanian press ban is lifted after almost 40 years.
  • 1907
    Al Ahly was founded.
  • 1922
    The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
  • 1953
    Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1955
    The Bandung Conference ends: 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 1968
    Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
  • 1970
    The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
  • 1990
    STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 1993
    An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
  • 2005
    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 2005
    Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.
  • 2007
    Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.

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