2021 April

April 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 24

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

We’ve reached the 114th day of the year. There are 251 days left until the end of the year.

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

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 interesting facts about April 24th in history!

What Happened On April 24 In History?

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.

1953

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

Source NY Times
1913

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

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.
Source BBC
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.

Did you know that on this day, April 24th 1953, Sir Winston Churchill was knighted?