April 24, 2014
Today is 114th day of the year
252 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1815 - "Anthony Trollope, English novelist"
  • 1906 - "William Joyce, Wartime broadcaster: 'Lord Haw-Haw'"
  • 1934 - "Shirley MacLaine, American film actress"
  • 1941 - "John Williams, Guitarist"
  • 1942 - "Barbra Streisland, American singer & actress"
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events today

  • 1900 - The Daily Express newspaper was published for the first time
  • 1916 - "The Easter Rising took place in Dublin, Ireland"
  • 1941 - Empire forces began withdrawing from Greece
  • 1949 - "Sweet rationing in the UK, introduced because of the war, ended"
  • 1953 - Winston Churchill was made a Knight of the Garter by the Queen
  • 1961 - General de Gaulle of France ordered a blockade of Algeria
  • 1970 - China became the 5th nation to launch a satellite into orbit
  • 1974 - "Bud Abbott, the US comedian of Abbott & Costello fame, died"
  • 1985 - Israel began the third stage of its troop removal from Lebanon
  • 1986 - "There was a terrorist bomb explosion in Oxford Street, London"
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