On This Day: April 24th
This is 115th day of the year and 251 days remain in the year.
Library of Congress was established.
Turks began deportation of Armenians that led to the massacre of between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians.
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.
The shuttle Discovery blasted off with the Hubble Space Telescope.
April 24 BirthdaysRobert Penn Warren1905–89, American novelist, poet, and critic, born in Guthrie, Ky.
Willem de Kooningartist
John R. Popearchitect