On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1916

Historical Events

Easter Proclamation of 1916

Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin

Historic Expedition

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

Famous Birthdays

Lou Thesz

Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler, born in Banat, Michigan (d. 2002)

  • Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
1916 Highlights

About April 24, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus