About April 24

April 24, 2020 is the 115th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 294 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).
  • 1558
    Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
  • 1898
    The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1907
    Al Ahly was founded.
  • 1907
    Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
  • 1913
    The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened.
  • 1916
    Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland.
  • 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 ice-trapped ship ship .
  • 1918
    First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.
  • 1932
    Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.
  • 1970
    The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
  • 1971
    Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.
  • 1980
    Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
  • 1990
    Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • 1990
    STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 1993
    An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
  • 1996
    In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced.
  • 2005
    Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.

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