On This Day in History for April 24 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 128 of 128


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1982 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1982 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin
  • 1983 Austrian socialist party loses parliamentary election
  • 1985 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"

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1987 Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, NYC

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1989 10s of thousands of student strikes in Beijing, China
  • 1989 Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"
  • 1990 Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa" premieres in Dublin
  • 1990 Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
  • 1990 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
  • 1990 West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st
  • 1990 Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • 1991 Freddie Stowers is awarded the posthumous Medal of Honor for which he had been recommended in 1918.
  • 1992 Vinson Pike fined £1000 for distributing obscene computer pictures
  • 1993 The IRA explodes a 1000kg car bomb in Bishopsgate, London, killing a news photographer and injuring 44 others
  • 1993 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by George Branham
  • 1994 Armando Calderon Sol wins El Salvador presidential election
  • 1994 Bomb attack in center of Johannesburg, 9 killed
  • 1995 Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
  • 1995 Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B Murray
  • 1996 The UNand Iraq end a third round of negotiations over Iraq's possible sale of $1 billion of oil for 90 days for a 180-day trial period
  • 2004 The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

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2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2006 King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.
  • 2007 Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.
  • 2013 33 people are killed and 115 are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • 2013 256 people are killed and 1,000 are injured after a building collapses Savar Upazila, Bangladesh
  • 2015 Armenia commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire

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