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On This Day: April 24th

This is 114th day of the year and 251 days remain in the year.

in history
1800
Library of Congress was established.
1898
Spain declared war on the U.S..
1915
Turks began deportation of Armenians that led to the massacre of between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians.
1916
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.
1953
1990
The shuttle Discovery blasted off with the Hubble Space Telescope.
April 24 BirthdaysRobert Penn Warren1905–89, American novelist, poet, and critic, born in Guthrie, Ky.
Kelly Clarksonsinger
Anthony Trollopenovelist
Willem de Kooningartist
Barbra Streisandperformer
John R. Popearchitect
Shirley MacLaineactress



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