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Know what happened on 24th April


Importance of 24th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 24th April special in the world history.

2004
Death of Estée Lauder cosmetic entrepreneur.
United States
1993
A massive IRA bomb exploded in the Bishopsgate area of the City of London, killing one person, injuring more than 40, and causing £350m.
Great Britain
1993
Death of Oliver Tambo, South African ANC politician and anti-apartheid campaigner.
South Africa
1967
Death of Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, killed in Soyuz 1 after the failure of its parachute to open - the first person to die during a space mission.
Russian Federation
1957
The Sky at Night, presented by Patrick Moore, first broadcast on BBC television, 1957.
Great Britain
1916
The Easter Rising begins in Ireland
Ireland
1906
Birth of William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw), Irish fascist who became notorious as a broadcaster of German propaganda during World War II.
Ireland
1815
Birth of Anthony Trollope, British novelist and civil servant in the post office who introduced post boxes.
Great Britain
1743
Birth of Edmund Cartwright, British inventor of the power loom amongst other things.
Great Britain
1731
Death of Daniel Defoe, British writer of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and other books, mostly written when he was in his 60s.
Great Britain
1704
First publication of the Boston News-Letter, the first newspaper in the United States to be published to a regularl schedule.
United States
1558
Marriage of Mary, Queen of Scots to François the Dauphin of France in Paris
Great Britain
1342
Death of Pope Benedict XII
France
0642
Death of Mellitus, Archbishop of Canterbury
Great Britain
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