Today in History, English
Today in History, English


IDTimeCategoryEvent
47161April 24Event2004 – The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
47162April 24Event2005 – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
47163April 24Event2005 – Snuppy becomes world's first cloned dog.
47164April 24Event2013 – A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others.
47165April 24Event2013 – Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China's Xinjiang results in death of 21 people.
47166April 24Birth1533 – William the Silent, German son of William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (d. 1584)
47167April 24Birth1581 – Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (d. 1660)
47168April 24Birth1620 – John Graunt, English demographer and statistician (d. 1674)
47169April 24Birth1706 – Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1780)
47170April 24Birth1718 – Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-English painter and educator (d. 1784)
47171April 24Birth1743 – Edmund Cartwright, English clergyman and engineer, invented the power loom (d. 1823)
47172April 24Birth1784 – Peter Vivian Daniel, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1860)
47173April 24Birth1815 – Anthony Trollope, English author and playwright (d. 1882)
47174April 24Birth1845 – Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
47175April 24Birth1856 – Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France (d. 1951)
47176April 24Birth1876 – Erich Raeder, German admiral (d. 1960)
47177April 24Birth1878 – Jean Crotti, Swiss-French painter (d. 1958)
47178April 24Birth1879 – Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian-American circus performer (d. 1984)
47179April 24Birth1880 – Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer and businessman, developed the zipper (d. 1954)
47180April 24Birth1882 – Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Scottish-English air marshal (d. 1970)
47181April 24Birth1885 – Thomas Cronan, American triple jumper (d. 1962)
47182April 24Birth1885 – Con Walsh, Irish-Canadian hammer thrower and footballer (d. 1961)
47183April 24Birth1887 – Denys Finch Hatton, English hunter (d. 1931)
47184April 24Birth1888 – Pe Maung Tin, Burma-based scholar and educator (d. 1973)
47185April 24Birth1889 – Stafford Cripps, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1952)
47186April 24Birth1889 – Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and academic (d. 1924)
47187April 24Birth1893 – Ba Cho, Burmese martyr (d. 1947)
47188April 24Birth1897 – Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican colonel and politician, 45th President of Mexico (d. 1955)
47189April 24Birth1897 – Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist, anthropologist, and engineer (d. 1941)
47190April 24Birth1899 – Oscar Zariski, Russian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)

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