What Happened on April 24, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Victory in battleEaster Proclamation of 1916

Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for ice-trapped ship Endurance

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton

Famous Birthdays

  • Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler, born in Banat, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • Stanley Kauffmann, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York