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The 24t o Aprile is the 114t day o the year (115t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 251 days ti come.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1558 - Mary, Queen o Scots marries the futur Keeng Francis II o Fraunce.
- 1877 - Roushie declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
- 1898 - The Spaingie-American War begins.
- 1913 - New York Ceety's Woolworth Biggin opens.
- 1915 - The reest o 250 Armenie intellectuals an community leaders in Istanbul marks the stairt o the Armenie Genocide.
- 1916 - The Erse Pace Uprisin stairts: Rebels launch the uprisin wi a tak-ower o Dublin's General Post Affice, an proclaim an Erse Republic.
- 1953 - Winston Churchill gets a knichthuid frae Queen Elizabeth II.
- 1957 - The Suez Canal re-opens follaein the Suez Crisis.
- 1957 - The BBC's astronomy series The Sky at Night stairts braidcastin.
- 1967 - Soviet-Roushie cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when his parachute fails tae open.
- 1968 - Mauritius jyns the Unitit Naitions.
- 1990 - Gruinard Island in Scotland is declarit free o anthrax.
- 1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope is launched.
- 2004 - Cyprus haulds a referendum on reunification, wi Turkis voters mainly in favour an Greek vote mainly against.
- 2005 - Inauguration o Pape Benedict XVI.
- 2007 - Iceland annouces that Norawa will tak care o its defence in peacetime.
- 2013 - 1,127 fowk are kilt when an 8-storey clothin factory collapses in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- 2016 - Austrick preses election 2016: Alexander Van der Bellen an Norbert Hofer advance tae the seicont roond.
- 2019 - Scots First Meenister Nicola Sturgeon propales her intention tae hauld a seicont referendum on Scots unthirldom bi 2021.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1533 - William the Silent (d. 1584)
- 1553 - John Maxwell, 8t Laird Maxwell, Scots nobleman (d. 1593)
- 1815 - Anthony Trollope, Inglis novelist (d. 1882)
- 1819 - Klaus Groth, German writer (d. 1899)
- 1825 - R. M. Ballantyne, Scots writer (d. 1894)
- 1845 - Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer (d. 1924)
- 1851 - George Watt, Scots botanist an medicinar (d. 1930)
- 1856 - Philippe Petain, French politeecian (d. 1951)
- 1868 - Sandy Herd, Scots gowfer (d. 1944)
- 1876 - Erich Raeder, German naval leader (d. 1960)
- 1893 - Alan Morton, Scots fitbawer (d. 1971)
- 1905 - Robert Penn Warren, American poet (d. 1989)
- 1906 - William Joyce, Erse propagandist an braidcaster (d. 1946)
- 1928 - Tommy Docherty, Scots fitbawer
- 1930 - Richard Donner, American film director an producer
- 1934 - Shirley MacLaine, American actress
- 1941 - Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (d. 2010)
- 1942 - Barbra Streisand, American sangster an actress
- 1947 - Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist
- 1949 - James Paice, Inglish politeecian
- 1951 - Enda Kenny, Republic o Ireland politeecian an umwhile Taoiseach
- 1952 - Jean-Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
- 1953 - Eric Bogosian, American actor an writer
- 1957 - Bamir Topi, umwhile Preses o Albanie
- 1964 - Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian an actor
- 1969 - Charles Sandison, Scots veesual airtist
- 1969 - Eilidh Whiteford, Scots politeecian
- 1972 - Rab Douglas, Scots fitbawer
- 1973 - Sachin Tendulkar, Indie cricketer
- 1982 - Kelly Clarkson, American sangster
- 1987 - Jan Vertonghen, Belgian fitbawer
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1342 - Pape Benedict XII (b. 1285)
- 1731 - Daniel Defoe, Inglis writer (b. 1661)
- 1858 - William Gregory, Scots medicinar an chemist (b. 1803)
- 1900 - George Campbell, 8t Duke o Argyll, Scots peer an politeecian (b. 1823)
- 1942 - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian writer (b. 1874)
- 1957 - Murdoch Macdonald, Scots ceevil ingineer an politeecian (b. 1866)
- 1960 - Max von Laue, German pheesicist (b. 1897)
- 1964 - Gerhard Domagk, German medicinar (b. 1895)
- 1967 - Vladimir Komarov, Roushie cosmonaut (b. 1927)
- 1980 - Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (b. 1904)
- 1986 - Wallis Simpson, mairit tae Edward VIII (b. 1896)
- 1996 - Donald Cammell, Scots film director (b. 1934)
- 2005 - Ezer Weizman, Preses o Israel (b. 1924)
- 2011 - Sathya Sai Baba, Indie spiritual leader (b. 1926)
- 2014 - Sandy Jardine, Scots fitbawer (b. 1948)
- 2016 - Papa Wemba, Congolese muisicker (b. 1949)
- 2017 - Robert M. Pirsig, American writer an filosofer (b. 1928)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Genocide Remembrance Day (Armenie)
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