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

  • 1704
    The first regular newspaper in the United States, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1862
    American 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.
  • 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.
  • 1907
    Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
  • 1915
    The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
  • 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 .
  • 1922
    The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.

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