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Births for April 24

  • 1620 John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography
  • 1743 Edmund Cartwright, England, cleric, inventor (power loom)
  • 1766 Robert Bailey Thomas, founded Farmer's Almanac
  • 1769 Arthur Wellesley, General/Duke of Wellington
  • 1791 Nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland)
  • 1804 Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)
  • 1807 Charles Ferguson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 186
  • 1814 Vincente F L¢pez, Argentina historian (La novia del hereje)
  • 1815 Anthony Trollope, England, novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
  • 1815 James Edward Harrison, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
  • 1822 Erastus Barnard Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1824 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp designer
  • 1828 Robert Brank Vance, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
  • 1829 George Peabody Estey, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 1837 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat (die graue Eminenz)
  • 1845 Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)
  • 1849 Joseph S Galli‚ni, general (Battle of Marne)/milt governor (Paris)
  • 1851 Eduardo Acevedo D¡az, Uruguaian writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria)
  • 1856 Henri POBJ P‚tain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime)
  • 1867 Fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)
  • 1873 Theodor K”rner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president
  • 1874 John Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial)
  • 1874 Willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist
  • 1883 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik)
  • 1897 Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797)
  • 1903 Jos‚ A Primo de Rivera y Sa‚nz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)
  • 1903 Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1904 Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist, dies
  • 1904 Willem De Kooning, Netherlands, artist (North Atlantic Light)
  • 1905 Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)
  • 1909 Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany)
  • 1911 Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian (Disorderly Orderly)
  • 1911 Robert Joseph Kane, Ithaca NY, Pres of US Olympic Comm (1976)
  • 1916 Stanley Kauffmann, NYC, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man)
  • 1922 J D Cannon, Salmon Idaho, actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory)
  • 1924 Marilyn Erskine, Rochester NY, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show)
  • 1927 Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1931 Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art)
  • 1932 Coen(rad) Flink, actor
  • 1934 John Barbour, Toronto, TV host (Real People)
  • 1934 Shirley MacLaine, Richmond Va, actress/mystic (Irma la Douce)
  • 1935 Louis Keith, Chicago, physician (expert on multiple-births)
  • 1936 Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
  • 1941 John Williams, Melbourne Australia, guitarist (Acad Award)
  • 1942 Barbra Streisand, Bkln NY, singer/actress/award winner (People)
  • 1945 Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • 1947 Glenn Cornick, rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick)
  • 1948 Eddie James Hart, Martinez Cal, 4x100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-72)
  • 1953 Eric Bogosian, actor (Talk Radio)
  • 1953 John P Hiler, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
  • 1953 Porter Carroll Jr, drummer (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1954 Captain Sensible, (Ray Burns), UK, rock bassist (Women & Capts 1st)
  • 1954 Jack Blades, rocker (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age)
  • 1954 Vince Ferragamo, NFL/CFL quarterback (LA Rams, Montr‚al Alouettes)
  • 1955 Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • 1955 Michael O'Keefe, actor
  • 1957 Tricia Lange, Hollywood Calif, playmate (June, 1984)
  • 1960 Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
  • 1963 Joey Vera, heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath)
  • 1976 Shane McDermott, actor (Garrett Booth-Swan's Crossing)

Passings for April 24

  • 729 Egbert(us), English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89
  • 1077 Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies
  • 1530 Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies
  • 1731 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies
  • 1891 Count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/field marshal, dies
  • 1904 Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies
  • 1948 Manuel M Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies
  • 1952 Hans (Hendrik A) Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • 1952 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
  • 1967 Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
  • 1967 Vladimir Komarov, cosmonaut is 1st to die in space, aboard Soyuz 1
  • 1974 Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
  • 1976 Mark Tobey, US abstract artist, dies at 85
  • 1980 Alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del tiempo), dies
  • 1986 Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, (Edward abdicated for her), dies at 8
  • 1991 J de Graaf, ethicus/president church & peace, dies
  • 1993 Oliver Tambo, chairman (African National Congress), dies at 75

Special events for April 24

  • 858 Nicolaas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
  • 1288 Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
  • 1547 Battle of Mhlberg: Emperor Karel V vs ruler Johan F de Greatmoedige
  • 1704 Boston News-Letter, 1st successful newspaper in US, established
  • 1792 "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
  • 1792 -25) Officer Joseph Rouget d'Isle writes Marseillaise Natl Anthem
  • 1800 Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation
  • 1833 Patent granted for 1st soda fountain
  • 1865 Fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF)
  • 1867 Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
  • 1871 Opera "Aida" is produced (Cairo)
  • 1872 Volcano Vesuvius erupts
  • 1877 Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)
  • 1884 National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)
  • 1888 Eastman Kodak forms
  • 1891 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"
  • 1894 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
  • 1895 Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat
  • 1897 1st reporter, William Price, assigned to White House
  • 1898 Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
  • 1900 Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer
  • 1901 1st AL game, White Sox beat Indians 8-2, 3 other games rained out
  • 1905 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • 1909 Harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds
  • 1915 German army fires chloroform gas in Ieper
  • 1915 Massacre of Armenians by Turks (Armenian Martyrs Day)
  • 1915 Pitts' Frank Allen no-hits St Louis (Federal League), 2-0
  • 1916 Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins
  • 1917 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
  • 1920 Polish troops occupy Ukraine
  • 1921 1st elections for men & women in Belgium
  • 1923 General harbor strike begins in NYC
  • 1929 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • 1929 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
  • 1930 H Van Gent discovers asteroid #1165 Imprinetta
  • 1931 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1193 Africa
  • 1932 German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)
  • 1932 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1862 Apollo
  • 1933 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • 1944 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"
  • 1944 United Negro College Fund incorporates
  • 1945 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner
  • 1950 Independent republic of South Molukken's declared
  • 1950 Pres Truman denies there are communists in US govt
  • 1953 Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1954 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
  • 1954 Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
  • 1954 WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Conference of Bandoeng against colonialism & self disposal
  • 1955 KFDM TV channel 6 in Beaumont, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KMAU (now KGMV) TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Asteroid #3648 discovered
  • 1958 Lee Walls hits 3 HRS, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
  • 1959 Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
  • 1959 WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
  • 1961 Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised
  • 1962 1st Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested
  • 1962 MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA
  • 1962 Sandy Koufax's 2nd 18-strikeout game
  • 1963 Boston beat LA, 4 games to 2, for NBA title; Bob Cousy retires
  • 1967 Philadelphia beats San Francisco, 4 games to 2, for NBA championship
  • 1968 Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
  • 1969 Paul McCartney says their is no truth to rumours he is dead
  • 1969 US B-52 drops 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
  • 1970 China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
  • 1970 Gambia becomes a republic within Commonwealth
  • 1970 Senegal adopts constitution
  • 1971 Soyuz 10 returns to Earth
  • 1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
  • 1975 Penguins 1-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-series tied at 3-3
  • 1977 C Kowal discovers asteroid #2063 Bacchus
  • 1980 US miltary operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
  • 1981 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
  • 1981 IBM-PC introduced
  • 1981 San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
  • 1982 C Torres discovers asteroid #3361 Orpheus
  • 1984 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • 1985 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"
  • 1989 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China
  • 1989 Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"
  • 1990 Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
  • 1990 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbi
  • 1990 West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st
  • 1992 "Man of La Mancha" with Sheena Easton opens at Marquis theater
  • 1992 David Bowie marries model Iman in Switzerland
  • 1992 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball
  • 1992 Vinson Pike fined œ1000 for distributing obscene computer pictures
  • 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA-autobomb explodes in London, killing 1

Songs for date April 24

  • 04/24/42 --- Skylark (Miller, Glenn)
  • 04/24/42 --- Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (Miller, Glenn)
  • 04/24/61 --- Breakin In A Brand New Broken Heart (Francis, Connie)
  • 04/24/61 --- Running Scared (Orbison, Roy)
  • 04/24/71 --- Bridge Over Troubled Water (Franklin, Aretha)
  • 04/24/71 --- Me And You And A Dog Named Boo (Lobo)
  • 04/24/76 --- Happy Days (Pratt & McClain)
  • 04/24/76 --- Love Hangover (Ross, Diana)
  • 04/24/76 --- More, More, More (Pt. 1) (True, Andrea)
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