What Happened on April 24, 1916

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Historical Events


Victory in battleEaster Proclamation of 1916

Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin
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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

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