April 24

1800

Library of Congress was established.

1898

Spain declared war on the U.S..

1915

Turks began deportation of Armenians that led to the massacre of between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians.

1916

The Easter Rebellion begins in Dublin, Ireland. Although unsuccessful, the uprising was an important symbolic event leading to the establishment of the Republic of Ireland.

1953

Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1990

The shuttle Discovery blasted off with the Hubble Space Telescope.

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