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
On April 24th of each year is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. It is held annually to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It was a series of massacres and starvation of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottomans. In Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, hundreds of thousands of people walk to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial to lay flowers at the eternal flame.
- National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
Every April 24th is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day. Today is to celebrate those wonderful little hotdogs wrapped in a warm flaky croissant. These are a favorite party food! If you haven’t tried them, here is a recipe for you: Best Ever Pigs in a Blanket Recipe.
- National Teach Your Children to Save Day
On April 24th of every year bankers make presentations to students in grades K-12 about budgeting, saving, recognizing needs and wants and how interest makes money grow. This is to encourage kids to develop good spending and saving habits.
- New Kids on the Block Day
New Kids on the Block their own holiday on April 24th of every year. It was declared so by former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis in 1989. So today we celebrate Donnie Wahlberg, Joey and Jordan Knight, Danny Wood and Joey McIntyre! Did you have a favorite band member? Or maybe a favorite song? Also you should check out Jonathon Knight’s new show Farmhouse Fixer! It’s awesome!
- World Day for Laboratory Animals
In 1979, NAVS established World Day for Laboratory Animals on April 24th which is Lord Hugh Dowding’s birthday. This international day of commemoration is recognized by the United Nations, and is now marked annually by anti-vivisectionists on every continent. In 1980, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), led by PETA Founder, Ingrid Newkirk, organized the first World Day for Laboratory Animals protest in the U.S. Today the event is marked by demonstrations and protests by groups opposed to the use of animals in research. Learn more at worlddayforlaboratoryanimals.org/aboutwdla.
- World Meningitis Day
Every year, on the 24th of April, CoMO joins people worldwide to raise awareness of meningitis, a disease that can tragically take a life in under 24 hours. the WHO has approved a Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030, a landmark achievement that recognizes the struggles of millions of people affected by meningitis. Visit here to learn more: https://www.comomeningitis.org/world-meningitis-day-2021.
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Time period: April 20 – May 21
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
If you were born on April 24th you share a Birthday with:
- 1851 – Brother of Wyatt Earp, and policeman, Morgan Seth Earp was born.
- 1934 – Shirley MacLaine was born in Richmond, VA.
- 1942 – Barbara Streisand was born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
- 1982 – Kelly Clarkson American singer was born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
- 1995 – Kehlani Parrish, American singer, songwriter, and dancer was born in Oakland, CA.
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.
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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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