On This Day

April 24, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 2nd night Exeter bombed by German Luftwaffe

Birthdays in History

  • Richard M. Daley, American politician, 43rd Mayor of Chicago (1989-2011), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian pilot cosmonaut, born in Yangiyul, Tashkent

Deaths in History

  • Leonid Kulik, Russian mineralogist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history, dies of typhus in a Nazi prison camp at 58

Person of interestLucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67