April 24 Events in History - April 24 Birthdays - April 24 Deaths
2015 Scientists discover a huge magma reservoir under Yellowstone National Park that feeds the magma chamber heating the park's geothermal features; though no volcanic eruption is likely for thousands of years, such an event would dwarf all others to date
2014 The Federal Communications Commission moves away from the idea of net neutrality, in which all Internet users are able to equally access and view content; the agency instead proposes to allow large companies to pay Internet service providers for access to faster-streaming 'lanes'
2014 The U.K. recognizes people of Cornish heritage as minorities in accordance with the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities; people of Scottish, Welsh and Irish heritage already have minority standing
2013 Americans learn the FBI and CIA had previous intelligence from Russia warning U.S. intelligence agencies about Tamerlan Tsarnaev's extremist connections before the Boston Marathon bombings
2013 Italy's vice-secretary of the Democratic Party , Enrico Letta, receives the mandate for form a new government from president Giorgio Napolitano
2012 Scientists in Kamchatka, Russia, report sighting the first adult white orca to be seen in the wild
2012 Organizers of the London Marathon accidentally publish the home and email addresses of 38,000 entrants in the marathon on their website
2011 A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's southeastern island of Sulawesi
2011 Pope Benedict XVI performs Easter Mass at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City; he calls for dialogue and diplomacy to end Libya's unrest
2010 Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva rejects demands by Thai protesters to dissolve Parliament in 30 days
2009 Concern about spreading influenza from Mexico and the United States to other countries is expressed by the WHO
1997 "Steel Peer," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City for 76 performances
1996 "Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore" opens at Belasco for 12 perf
1996 31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain
1996 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
1995 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes
1995 Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
1995 Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B. Murray
1994 "Broken Glass" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 73 performances
1994 "Flowering Peach" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 41 performances
1994 Actress Kelly Preston (26) weds actor Lou Diamond Phillips (32)
1994 Armando Calderon Sol wins El Salvador presidential election
1994 Bomb attack in center of Johannesburg, 9 killed
1994 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71
1994 New York Rangers sweep New York Islanders in NHL playoffs
1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1
1993 ABC news analyst Jeff Greenfield weds Karen Gannett
1993 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by George Branham
1992 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 108 performances
1992 David Bowie marries model Iman in Switzerland
1992 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball
1992 Vinson Pike fined 1000 pounds for distributing obscene computer pictures
1991 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks
1990 Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa," premieres in Dublin
1990 Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
1990 U.S. 66th manned space mission STS-31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
1990 West and East Germany agree to merge currency and economies on July 1st
1989 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China
1989 Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"
1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
1987 Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York City
1985 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"
1984 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
1983 "Show Boat" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 73 performances
1983 Austrian socialist party loses parliamentary election
1983 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1982 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany
1982 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
1982 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin
1981 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
1981 IBM-PC computer introduced
1981 San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
1981 U.S. ends grain embargo against U.S.S.R.
1980 U.S. military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
1979 Rhodesian bishop Muzorewa wins general election
1978 Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game
1977 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament
1975 Penguins 1-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-series tied at 3-3
1975 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
1971 "Frank Merriwell" opens/closes at Longacre Theater New York City for 1 perf
1971 Soyuz 10 returns to Earth
1970 China launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
1970 Gambia becomes a republic within Commonwealth
1970 Senegal adopts constitution
1969 General Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded
1969 Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians
1969 Paul McCartney says their is no truth to rumors he is dead
1969 U.S. B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
1968 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas
1968 Leftist students take over Columbia University, New York City
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat San Francisco Warriors, 4 games to 2
1967 Pink Floyd's single 'Arnold Layne is released in the United States
1966 Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
1965 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden New York City after 192 performances
1965 Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
1965 New York Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
1963 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
1963 English princess Alexandra marries sir Angus Ogilvy
1963 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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
1961 John F. Kennedy accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
1961 Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised
1960 14th Tony Awards: Miracle Worker and Fiorello! win
1960 Heavy earthquake strikes South Persia, 500 killed
1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
1960 Record 4 grand slams hit today
1959 Netherlands Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig and Cut Flier)
1959 WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 Lee Walls hits 3 home runs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
1957 Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
1956 AL umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
1955 Conference of Bandung against colonialism/for self determination, ends
1955 Gaullists lose elections in France
1955 KFDM TV channel 6 in Beaumont, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 KMAU (now KGMV) TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
1954 Australia and U.S.S.R. break diplomatic relations
1954 WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
1951 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
1950 "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 320 performances
1950 Independent republic of South Molukkas declared
1950 President Truman denies there are communists in U.S. government
1949 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman and Kiss Me Kate win
1946 11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, and McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame
1945 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner
1945 Delegates of 46 countries gather in San Francisco to discuss U.N.
1944 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"
1944 RAF bombs Munich
1944 United Negro College Fund incorporates
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
1941 British army begins evacuation of Greece
1941 Dutch Prince Bernhard becomes an RAF pilot
1938 Lindenheuvel soccer team forms
1933 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
1932 German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)
1929 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
1929 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
1928 Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented
1923 Colonel Jacob Schick patents Schick shavers
1923 General harbor strike begins in New York City
1921 1st municipal elections for men and women in Belgium
1920 British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect, lasts 28 years
1920 Polish troops attack Ukraine
1917 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
1916 Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins
1915 Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day)
1915 Pittsburghs' Frank Allen no-hits St. Louis (Federal League), 2-0
1910 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
1909 Harry Hillman and Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds
1908 Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across U.S. by car, they leave Los Angeles in a Packard and arrive in New York City in 32d-5h-25m
1905 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey vs. Gentlemen (18 and 28)
1905 Senators execute a triple-play and beat Yankees 4-3
1901 1st AL game, Chicago beats Cleveland Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out
1900 Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer
1899 Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid
1898 Spain declares war on U.S. rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
1898 U.S. fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines
1897 1st reporter, William Price (Washington Star), assigned to White House
1895 Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat
1894 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
1894 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Brooklyn Dodgers
1891 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"
1888 Eastman Kodak forms
1884 National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes in Atlanta
1883 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair
1880 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England and Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
1877 Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south in New Orleans
1877 Russia declares war on Turkey through Romania
1872 Volcano Vesuvius erupts
1871 Opera "Aida" is produced (Cairo)
1867 Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Virginia streetcars
1865 Fire alarm and police telegraph system put into operation in San Francisco
1863 Skirmish at Okolona/Birmingham, Mississippi (Grierson's Raid)
1854 Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"
1833 Jacob Evert and George Dulty patent soda fountain
1833 Patent granted for 1st soda fountain
1823 Eugene Scribes "Le Menteur Veridique," premieres in Paris
1801 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"
1800 Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation
1792 "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
1762 Russia and Prussia signs peace treaty
1704 "Boston News-Letter," 1st successful newspaper in U.S., forms
1570 Battles between Spanish troops and followers of sultan Suleiman
1558 Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois
1547 Battle of Muhlberg: Emperor Karel V vs ruler Johan F the Brave
1524 Duke of Bourbon drives Admiral Bonnivet out of Milan
1364 Pope Urbabus V names John V van Virneburg as bishop of Utrecht
1311 General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
1288 Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
1185 Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet
1061 Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country'll be destroyed
858 Nicolaas I succeeds Benedict III as pope