On This Day in History

for Friday 24th April, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 184

1479 BC - Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
1184 BC - The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
1877 - Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire.
1898 - Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
1916 - Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin
1950 - Pres Harry Truman denies there are communists in US government
1967 - Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 226

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 12

1558 - Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois
1575 - William (the Silent) of Orange marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun
1854 - Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"
1874 - Outlaw Jesse James marries cousin Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms
1963 - English princess Alexandra marries Sir Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2007 - Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 93

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 248


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