What happend on 24.04 in history

2005
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
2004
US lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
1996
In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced.
1995
The last Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 rolls off the assembly line.
1994
The world's largest lollipop weighing 3,011 pounds (1,366 kg) is made in Denmark
1993
An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of City of London.
1991
Freddie Stowers is awarded the posthumous Medal of Honor for which he had been recommended in 1918.
1990
STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery.
1990
Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of anthrax after 48 years of quarantine.
1984
Apple Computer unveils its Apple IIc portable computer.
1982
In Harrogate, United Kingdom, Nicole wins the twenty-seventh Eurovision Song Contest for Germany singing "Ein bißchen Frieden" (A little bit of peace).
1981
The first IBM PC is introduced.
1980
Eight U.S. servicemen died in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempted to end the Iran hostage crisis.
1975
The Baader-Meinhof Gang blow up the West German embassy in Stockholm.
1970
The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
1970
The Gambia becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.
1968
Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
1967
Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1.
1967
Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
1964
Mexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1963
1961
The 17th century Swedish ship Vasa is salvaged.
1955
Bandung Conference ends: Twenty-nine non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemned colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
1953
Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
1940
World War II: Operation Demon – The United Kingdom begins evacuating Greece.
1916
Easter Uprising begins: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalist Patrick Pearse start a rebellion in Ireland.
1915
Armenian Genocide: The Ottoman Government began their genocidal campaign to annihilate the Armenian people of Anatolia.
1913
The skyscraper Woolworth Building in New York City was opened.
1898
Spanish-American War: Spain declares war on the United States.
1863
The Keyesville Massacre: a massacre of 53 Native American men from the Tehachapi tribe in Keyesville, California.
1862
American Civil War: A flotilla commanded by Union Admiral David Farragut passes two Confederate forts on the Mississippi River on its way to capture New Orleans, Louisiana.
1800
The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".
1704
The first regular newspaper in the United States, the Boston, Massachusetts New-Letter, is published.
1184
Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional).
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