April 24, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

  • Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York