Monday, April 24, 2017
This is 114th 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 Warren 1905–89, American novelist, poet, and critic, born in Guthrie, Ky.
Kelly Clarkson singer
Anthony Trollope novelist
Willem de Kooning artist
Barbra Streisand performer
John R. Pope architect
Shirley MacLaine actress