All About April 24th
Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Here is a page that outlines all the events that happened on today, April 24th. We list holidays, horoscope info, trivia, historical events, celebrity birthdays #1 songs and movies and much more! Hope you have fun learning all about today’s history. And if it happens to be your birthday, Happy Birthday!
April 24th Holidays & Observances
Not exactly a lot of things you want to celebrate on this day. Some very somber holidays fall on April 24th. It is important to remember our history and remember those we have lost.
- Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
- National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
- National Teach Your Children to Save Day
- New Kids on the Block Day
- World Day for Laboratory Animals
- World Meningitis Day
Zodiac Sign for April 24th is Taurus
Time period: April 20 – May 21
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, David Beckham, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
April 24th Trivia
- 1184 BC – Traditional date of the fall of Troy.
- 1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
- 1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established.
- 1851 – Brother of Wyatt Earp, and policeman, Morgan Seth Earp was born.
- 1885 – American sharpshooter Annie Oakley is hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.
- 1913 – The Woolworth Building, a skyscraper in New York City, is opened.
- 1917 – The #1 movie was, ‘Poor Little Rich Girl.”
- 1934 – Shirley MacLaine was born in Richmond, VA.
- 1942 – Barbara Streisand was born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
- 1950 – The #1 movie was, “Cinderella,“
- 1960 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “He’ll Have To Go.” by Jim Reeves.
- 1953 – Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
- 1963 – Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
- 1973 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree,” by Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando.
- 1974 – The #1 movie was, Blazing Saddles.”
- 1982 – Kelly Clarkson American singer was born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
- 1983 – The #1 movie was, “Flash Dance,” starring Jennifer Beals.
- 1985 – The #1 song in the Hot 100 Billboard was, “We Are The World,” by USA For Africa.
- 1990 – The #1 movie was, “Pretty Woman,” starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.
- 1990 – Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
- 2002 – The #1 song on the Top 40 Billboard was, “Wherever You Will Go,” the Calling.
- 2005 – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
- 2009 – The #1 movie was, “Obsessed.“
- 2013 – A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others.
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