Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 24

  • April 24, 1547
    Emperor Charles V decisively dismantles the Protestant League of Schmalkalden at the Battle of Muhlberg
  • April 24, 1558
    Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francis
  • April 24, 1704
    The Boston News-Letter is established, the first successful newspaper in U.S
  • April 24, 1854
    Emperor of Austria s Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as the Sisi
  • April 24, 1888
    Eastman Kodak, a company produced the Kodak Camera, is formed by George Eastman
  • April 24, 1915
    Massacre of Armenians by Turks begins as part of Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, during which over 1 million Armenian was deported and killed
  • April 24, 1916
    In Dublin, Ireland, the Irish Republican Brotherhood launches the Easter Rebellion, an armed uprising against British rule
  • April 24, 1926
    Germany and the Soviet Union sign the Treaty of Berlin which states that if one country is attacked, the other is to remain neutral
  • April 24, 1967
    Vladimir Komarov, a Soviet cosmonaut, becomes the first to die in space, aboard Soyuz 1 at age 40
  • April 24, 1980
    Operation Eagle Claw, a US commando mission in Iran to rescue American embassy hostages, is aborted and eight United States troops are killed in a mid-air collision during the failed operation after mechanical problems ground the rescue helicopters
  • April 24, 1990
    The Hubble Space Telescope, a space telescope to observe in the near ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared spectra, is launched
  • April 24, 2007
    Gliese 581 c, a potentially habitable Earth-like extrasolar planet, is discovered in the constellation Libra by La Silla Observatory
  • April 24, 2013
    An eight-storey commercial building collapses in Savar Upazila near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, leaving 1,129 dead and becoming the deadliest non-terrorist structural collapse in modern times

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