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Births on this Day
  • 1766-04-24 - Robert Bailey Thomas: Founder (Farmer's Almanac)
  • 1773-04-24 - Harman W Muntinghe: Lawyer / Dutch colonial director
  • 1791-04-24 - Nikolaj A Bestuzhev: Russia -- Writer / painter (Account about Holland)
  • 1796-04-24 - K L Immermann: Writer
  • 1804-04-24 - Thomas Oliver Selfridge: Comm (Union Navy)
  • 1807-04-24 - Charles Ferguson Smith: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 1814-04-24 - Angela Burdett-Coutts: Philanthropist extrordinaire
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1776-04-24 - Giuseppi Paolucci: Composer, dies at 49
  • 1827-04-24 - Pierre Joseph Candielle: Composer, dies at 82
  • 1850-04-24 - Louis Alexandre Piccinni: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1855-04-24 - Walenty Karol Kratzer: Composer, dies at 75
  • 1875-04-24 - Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1891-04-24 - Count Helmuth K B von Moltke: Prussian General / Field Marshal
  • 1900-04-24 - George J D Campbell: British Minister of Indies (1868-74, 80-85), dies at 76
 

Events on this Day
  • 1800-04-24 - Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation
  • 1704-04-24 - "Boston News-Letter, " 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
  • 1792-04-24 - "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
  • 1801-04-24 - 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"
  • 1854-04-24 - Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"
  • 1833-04-24 - Jacob Evert and George Dulty patent soda fountain
  • 1833-04-24 - Patent granted for 1st soda fountain
 

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