Friday, December 2, 2022 (Week 48)

April 24 in History

What happened on April 24 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 24 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 24 in history.

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1989
Thousands of Chinese students strike in Beijing for more democratic reforms.
1981
The IBM Personal Computer is introduced.
1980
A rescue attempt of the U.S. hostages held in Iran fails when a plane collides with a helicopter in the Iranian desert.
1968
Leftist students take over Columbia University in protest over the Vietnam War.
1961
President John Kennedy accepts “sole responsibility” for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
1953
Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1948
The Berlin airlift begins to relieve the surrounded city.
1944
The first B-29 arrives in China, over the Hump of the Himalayas.
1916
Irish nationalists launch the Easter Uprising against British occupation.
1915
Turks of the Ottoman Empire begin massacring the Armenian minority in their country.
1898
Spain declares war on United States, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
1884
Otto von Bismarck cables Cape Town, South Africa that it is now a German colony.
1877
Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1833
A patent is granted for the first soda fountain.
1805
U.S. Marines attack and capture the town of Derna in Tripoli from the Barbary pirates.
1800
The Library of Congress is established in Washington, D.C. with a $5,000 allocation.
1792
Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes “La Marseillaise”. It will become France’s national anthem.
1558
Mary, Queen of Scotland, marries the French dauphin, Francis.
1547
Charles V’s troops defeat the Protestant League of Schmalkalden at the Battle of Muhlberg.
1519
Envoys of Montezuma II attend the first Easter mass in Central America.