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April 24 Birthdays

Robert Penn Warren
1905–89, American novelist, poet, and critic, born in Guthrie, Ky.

Anthony Trollope
novelist (1815)

John R. Pope
architect (1874)

Willem de Kooning
artist (1904)

Shirley MacLaine
actress (1934)

Barbra Streisand
performer (1942)

Kelly Clarkson
singer (1982)

April 24 in History


Library of Congress was established.


Spain declared war on the U.S..


Turks began deportation of Armenians that led to the massacre of between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians.


The Easter Rebellion begins in Dublin, Ireland. Although unsuccessful, the uprising was an important symbolic event leading to the establishment of the Republic of Ireland.


Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.


The shuttle Discovery blasted off with the Hubble Space Telescope.

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