April 24 in Pop Culture History

April 24 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

April 24 History Highlights

  • 1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, began publication.
  • 1800 – The Library of Congress was founded.
  • 1913 – The Woolworth Building, a skyscraper in New York City, was opened.
    It was the tallest building in the world until 1930.
  • 1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope was launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • If you were born on April 24th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… August 1st (prior year)

Pigs in a Blanket Day

On Pigs in a Blanket Day, you can enjoy the sensation of a blanket wrapped around your shoulders after tearing open that package of meat and dough. They are also known as devils on horsebacks, kilted sausages, and wiener winks. What began as Eastern European food spread to immigrant American shores and took on regional variations through different methods of cooking and serving.

The first written record of pigs in a blanket was in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids, in 1957.

April 24 is…

Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

April 24 Birthday Quotes

“My experiences remind me that it’s those black clouds that make the blue skies even more beautiful.”
– Kelly Clarkson

“I love stand up and it keeps me grounded, to say the stuff I have been thinking without anyone changing it.”
– Cedric the Entertainer

“We should spend as much time in thanking God for his benefits as we do in asking him for them.”
– Vincent de Paul

“We are not victims of the world we see, we are victims of the way we see the world.”
– Shirley MacLaine

“If we all knew we were going to live to be 150 years old, we’d all approach our lives very differently.”
– Eric Bogosian

April 24 Birthdays

1581 – Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (died in 1660)
1916 – Lou Thesz, American wrestler and trainer (died in 2002)
1934 – Shirley MacLaine, American actress, singer, and dancer
1936 – Jill Ireland, English actress (died in 1990)
1942 – Barbra Streisand, American singer and actress
1953 – Eric Bogosian, American actor and writer
1964 – Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian, actor, and producer
1982 – Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter
1992 – Joe Keery, American actor
1994 – Caspar Lee, British-South African Youtuber

April 24 History

1184 BC – The fall of Troy (with the Trojan Horse) took place, according to tradition.

1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, was published in Boston, Massachusetts.

1800 – The Library of Congress was established.

1885 – American sharpshooter Annie Oakley joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

1895 – Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, set sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop “Spray”.

1907 – Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey initially for the exclusive use of his employees, was opened.

1908 (Tornado) Amite, Louisiana and Purvis Missouri.

1913 – The 57 floor Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City opened.

1928 – The fathometer was Patented (#1,667,540) by Herbert Grove Dorsey. It was designed to measure the depth of water.

1953 – Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1961 – #1 Hit April 24, 1961 – May 21, 1961: Del Shannon – Runaway

1965 – #1 Hit April 24, 1965 – April 30, 1965: Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders – Game of Love

April 24, 1967 (fiction) Sam and Dean’s Impala rolled off the assembly line, Supernatural, TV

1970 – The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, was launched.

1981 -The first IBM personal computer was completed.

1982 – Jane Fonda’s first Workout video was released.

1990 – STS-31 – The Hubble Space Telescope was launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

April 24, 2009Hatching Pete aired on The Disney Channel

April 24, 2016 – The Apple Watch was released.
If good things come in small packages, then more good things can come in large packages.

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

“If you build it, he will come.” – Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta (voice)) in Field of Dreams, 1989

In the Information Age, ignorance is a choice.

When I was a kid, I thought it would be awesome if I could press a button and food would come to my door. Now, this probably happens every second of every day.

“Shane. Shane. Come back!” – Joey Starrett (Brandon De Wilde) #moviequotes

US President #14 Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) – the first President to have a Christmas Tree in the White House.

Gummo Marx – Real Name: Milton Marx

The original Star Wars trilogy would’ve never happened had Obi-Wan mercy killed Anakin at the end of the prequels instead of leaving him to burn in the lava.

“Sometimes when I’m sad, I sit and watch the power station. They say if you lie between two of the main wires, your body just evaporates. You become a gas. I wonder what that would feel like.” – Tammy Metzler in Election

“A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.” – Lana Turner

A group of Badgers is called a Cete or Colony or Set or Company.

In 2003, archaeologists found 20,000-year-old human footprints in the Australian Outback of a male they called T8. Scientists determined he was running 23 mph in mud, barefoot, and was even accelerating before the tracks stopped.

Usain Bolt’s record for running speed is 27.44 mph.

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