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