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  • Mühlhausen, Germany
    Sunday Apr 24, 1707

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bach had a cantata performed on Easter

    Mühlhausen, Germany
    Sunday Apr 24, 1707

    As part of his application, he had a cantata performed on Easter, 24 April 1707, likely an early version of his Christ lag in Todes Banden.




  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 24, 1789

    George Washington

    Anxious and painful sensations

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 24, 1789

    Washington had "anxious and painful sensations" about leaving the "domestic felicity" of Mount Vernon, but departed for New York City on April 23 to be inaugurated.




  • Saorge, Alpes-Maritimes, France
    Thursday Apr 24, 1794

    Napoleon

    Battle of Saorgio

    Saorge, Alpes-Maritimes, France
    Thursday Apr 24, 1794

    The French army carried out Bonaparte's plan in the Battle of Saorgio in April 1794, and then advanced to seize Ormea in the mountains. From Ormea, they headed west to outflank the Austro-Sardinian positions around Saorge. After this campaign, Augustin Robespierre sent Bonaparte on a mission to the Republic of Genoa to determine that country's intentions towards France.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 24, 1800

    Library of Congress

    Library of Congress was subsequently established

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 24, 1800

    The Library of Congress was subsequently established April 24, 1800 when President John Adams signed an act of Congress providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. Part of the legislation appropriated $5,000 "for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress ... and for fitting up a suitable apartment for containing them". Books were ordered from London, and the collection consisted of 740 books and three maps which were housed in the new United States Capitol.




  • Tulagi Island, Solomon Islands
    Friday Apr 24, 1942

    John F. Kennedy

    PT-109

    Tulagi Island, Solomon Islands
    Friday Apr 24, 1942

    On April 24, he took command of PT-109, which was based at the time on Tulagi Island in the Solomons.




  • Congo
    Saturday Apr 24, 1965

    Che Guevara

    Cuban Expeditionaries

    Congo
    Saturday Apr 24, 1965

    Guevara, his second-in-command Víctor Dreke, and 12 other Cuban Expeditionaries arrived in Congo on April 24, 1965, and a contingent of approximately 100 Afro-Cubans joined them soon afterward.




  • Iran
    Thursday Apr 24, 1980

    Jimmy Carter

    Operation Eagle Claw

    Iran
    Thursday Apr 24, 1980

    On April 24, 1980, Carter ordered Operation Eagle Claw to try to free the hostages. The mission failed, leaving eight American servicemen dead and causing the destruction of two aircraft.


  • Falklands
    Saturday Apr 24, 1982

    Falklands War

    The British forces regrouped and headed in to attack

    Falklands
    Saturday Apr 24, 1982

    On 24 April, the British forces regrouped and headed in to attack.


  • Kosovo, Serbia
    Friday Apr 24, 1987

    Slobodan Milošević

    Milošević addressed a Crowd of Serbs at the Historic Kosovo Field

    Kosovo, Serbia
    Friday Apr 24, 1987

    As animosity between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo deepened during the 1980s, Milošević was sent to address a crowd of Serbs at the historic Kosovo field on 24 April 1987. While Milošević was talking to the leadership inside the local cultural hall, demonstrators outside clashed with the local Kosovo-Albanian police force.


  • Beijing, China
    Monday Apr 24, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Li Peng and The PSC met With Beijing Party Secretary Li Ximing and mayor Chen Xitong

    Beijing, China
    Monday Apr 24, 1989

    Zhao's departure to North Korea left Li Peng as the acting executive authority in Beijing. On 24 April, Li Peng and the PSC met with Beijing Party Secretary Li Ximing and mayor Chen Xitong to gauge the situation at the Square. The municipal officials wanted a quick resolution to the crisis and framed the protests as a conspiracy to overthrow China's political system and major party leaders, including Deng Xiaoping. In Zhao's absence, the PSC agreed that firm action against protesters must be taken.


  • Miletići, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Apr 24, 1993

    Bosnian War

    Mujahideen forces attacked the village of Miletići

    Miletići, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Apr 24, 1993

    On 24 April, mujahideen forces attacked the village of Miletići northeast of Travnik and killed four Croat civilians. The rest of the captured civilians were taken to the Poljanice camp.


  • Venezuela
    Thursday Apr 24, 2003

    Bolivarian Revolution

    Mission Mercal

    Venezuela
    Thursday Apr 24, 2003

    The Mission involves a state-run company called Mercados de Alimentos, C.A. (MERCAL), which provides subsidised food and basic goods through a nationwide chain of stores. In 2010 Mercal was reported as having 16,600 outlets, "ranging from street-corner shops to huge warehouse stores", in addition to 6,000 soup kitchens. Mercal employs 85,000 workers. In 2006, some 11.36 million Venezuelans benefited from Mercal food programs on a regular basis. At least 14,208 Mission Mercal food distribution sites were spread throughout Venezuela and 4,543 metric tons of food distributed each day. In recent times, customers who had to wait in long lines for discounted products say that there were a lack of products in Mercal stores and that items available at the stores change constantly. Some customers complained about rationing being enforced at Mercal stores due to the lack of products. In some cases, protests have occurred due to the shortages in stores.


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Tuesday Apr 24, 2007

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan's announcement

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Tuesday Apr 24, 2007

    Erdoğan announced on 24 April 2007 that the party had nominated Abdullah Gül as the AKP candidate in the presidential election.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 24, 2019

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Said It Could Face a Fine between $3 Billion To $5 Billion as The Result of an Investigation by The Federal Trade Commission

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 24, 2019

    On April 24, 2019, Facebook said it could face a fine between $3 billion to $5 billion as the result of an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The agency has been investigating Facebook for possible privacy violations, but has not announced any findings yet.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 24, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Possible Vaccine in England

    England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 24, 2020

    On 24 April it was reported that one of the more promising vaccine trials had begun in England; the government has pledged, in total, more than 50 million pounds towards research.


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