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April 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 24

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April 24th celebrates Scream Day as well as Pigs In A Blanket Day.

We’ve reached the 115th day of the year. There are 251 days left until the end of the year.

Here you’ll find some significant events that happened on April 24th throughout history. We cover historical events in construction, with celebrities, fashion, and one of the most disastrous events of all time…

Did you know that on this day in 1953, Sir Winston Churchill was knighted? Queen Elizabeth II carried out his knighting in Windsor Castle London, England.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 24th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on April 24 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2016

Andrew Lawrence became the fastest runner to complete a marathon dressed as a fruit.

During the London Marathon, the 30-year-old dad wore a bright yellow banana skin outfit and finished the race in two hours, 47 minutes, and 41 seconds.

2015

Armenia commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

OTD in 2015: Armenia commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

1.5 million Armenians died in their forced-march out of the Ottoman Empire.

2015

The first-generation Apple Watch was released.

2013

British boy band JLS, known from the talent show X-Factor, announced they had split up.

2013

A garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed.

The disaster claimed the lives of 1,134 people, and more than 2,500 were injured. The event caused many protests worldwide, demanding changes to improve working conditions for people working in garment factories.

2004

Businesswoman Estée Lauder, famous for her American cosmetics line, died at the age of 97.

1992

David Bowie and supermodel Iman tied the knot in Lausanne, Switzerland.

OTD in 1992: David Bowie and supermodel Iman tied the knot in Lausanne

1990

NASA’s Discovery Space Shuttle carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit.

STS-31 was the 31st mission in NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the tenth mission flown by the Discovery Space Shuttle. The mission’s primary objective was to carry the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit and deploy it. The crew recorded much of the historic mission with portable and fixed IMAX cameras.

1967

A Soviet cosmonaut became the first human casualty during a space mission.

Vladimir Komarov was returning to Earth aboard the Soyuz 1 spacecraft when the main braking parachute failed to deploy. The descent module crashed into the ground at high speed, killing Komarov.

1953

Queen Elizabeth II knighted Sir Winston Churchill in London, England.

1913

The Woolworth Building in New York City was officially opened, making it the world’s largest building at the time.

OTD in 1913: The Woolworth Building in New York City was officially opened

The building is 792 feet (241 meters) tall and still remains in the top 100 tallest US buildings.

1837

A fire broke out in Surat city, India, which caused more than 500 deaths and destroyed 9,737 houses.

It was the most destructive fire in the history of Surat.

1558

Mary Queen of Scots married Francis Dauphin of France.

At the time, Mary and Francis were only 15 and 14 years old, respectively.

1184 BC

The famous Trojan Horse was used by the Greeks to gain entry into Troy.

OTD in 1184BC: The famous Trojan Horse was used by the Greeks to gain entry into Troy.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Rebecca Mader? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1982

Kelly Clarkson

American

Singer

Kelly Clarkson

Age:

42 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA

1992

Joe Keery

American

Actor

Joe Keery

Age:

32 years old

Born In:

Massachusetts, USA

1977

Rebecca Mader

English

Actress

Rebecca Mader

Age:

47 years old

Born In:

England, UK

1980

Austin Nichols

American

Actor

Austin Nichols

Age:

44 years old

Born In:

Michigan, USA

Quotes

Here we have the most notable quotes that have been said on this day throughout history.

2019

[Cats are] very dignified. They’re independent. They’re very capable of dealing with their own life, and if you fit into that on that day, they’ll make some time for you, maybe.

1937

The artist after all is a solitary being.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

English Writer

Special Holidays

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

April 24: Scream Day
International

Scream Day

Life has many stresses that cause a build-up of both anxiety and tension. But today is Scream Day, a chance to go somewhere desolate and scream from the top of your lungs! So why not let it all out once and for all? You’ll feel better after!

April 24: National Pigs In A Blanket Day
United States

National Pigs In A Blanket Day

Look, hats off to whoever came up with the idea to wrap sausages in bacon because that’s just straight-up genius. The good news is that everyone can participate in Pigs In A Blanket Day these days with all the vegan options now available!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The thumbs-up sign is believed to have originated from Chinese pilots. It was used to communicate with the ground crew before take-off.

Birthday & Zodiac

If you were born on this day, your star sign is Taurus.

Taureans are hard workers, and their work often pays off with big rewards. They’re ambitious, focused, and resilient. Taurus is the second astrological sign in the modern zodiac.

Diamond is the birthstone given to people born in April. The diamond is a prized gemstone that has been a symbol of love for centuries. The Ancient Romans believed Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds.

For those of you who were born on this day, you were likely conceived the previous year on August 1.

Babies conceived on this day will be due around January 15, 2025.

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