- 1479 BC Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty)
- 1184 BC The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date)
- 1877 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
- 1898 Spanish-American War: Spain declares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
- 1916 Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin
- 1967 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
"Boston News-Letter" 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
On April 24, 1704
Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m
On April 24, 1908
- 1558 Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois
- 1575 William (the Silent) of Orange marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun
- 1854 Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"
- 1874 Outlaw Jesse James marries cousin Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms
- 1963 English princess Alexandra marries Sir Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey