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April 24th In Pop Culture 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

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 24th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Vincent de Paul (1581)
Farmer's Almanac creator, Robert Bailey Thomas (1766)
Actor, Jack Hulbert (1892)
Actor, Robert Harron (1893)
Actor, Heddy Bouber (1908)
Actor, Marceline Day (1908, d.2000)
Comedian, Jack E Leonard (1911)
Actress, Ruth White (1914)
Actor, Lou Thesz (1916)
Actor, J D Cannon (1922)
Actress, Marilyn Erskine (1924)
Actress, Ruth Kobart (1924)
Actor, Dr. Rajkumar (1929)
Director, Richard Donner (1930)
Musician, Jerome Callet (1930)
Actor, Coen Flink (1932)
Musician, Freddie Scott (1933)
Actress, Patricia Bosworth (1933)
Actress, Claire Davenport (1933, d.2002)
Actor, Helmuth Lohner (1933)
TV host, John Barbour (1934)
Actress, Shirley MacLaine (1934)
Actress, Jill Ireland (1936)
Musician, Joe Henderson (1937, d.2001)
Author, Sue Grafton (1940)
Musician, John Williams (1941)
Musician, Barbra Streisand (1942)
Musician, Richard Sterban (1943)
Musician, St Clair Lee (1944)
Musician, Doug Clifford (1945)
Musician, Robert Knight (1945)
Musician, Doug Riley (1945, d.2007)
Musician, Dick Rivers (1946)
Musician, Hubert Ann Kelly (1947)
Actor, Eric Bogosian (1953)
Musician, Portor Carroll Jr (1953)
Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld (1954)
Musician, Jack Blades (1954)
Famous death-row inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal (1954)
Actor, Michael O'Keefe (1955)
Musician, David J (1957)
Actor, Glen Morshower (1959)
Musician, Paula Yates (1960)
Musician, Bill Gould (1963)
Musician, Joey Vera (1963)
Musician, Mano Solo (1963)
Actor, Cedric The Entertainer (1964)
Actor, Djimon Hounsou (1964)
Actor, Pierre Brassard (1966)
Musician, Aaron Comes (1968)
Actor, Aiden Giillen (1968)
Model, Mark Vanderloo (1968)
Actress, Stacy Haiduk (1968)
Actor, Roy McCann (1969)
Actress, Melinda Clarke (1969)
Actress, Viveca Paulin (1969)
Musician, Mauro Pawlowski (1971)
TV host, Gabby Logan (1973)
Musician, Joseph Bruce (1974)
TV director, Eric Kripke (1974)
Musician, Brian Marshall (1974)
Actor, Derek Luke (1974)
Actress, Sam Doumit (1975)
Actor, Thad Luckinbill (1975)
Actor, Shane McDermott (1976)
Actor, Eric Balfour (1978)
Actress, Stella Damasus Aboderin (1978)
Actor, Austin Nichols (1980)
Actress, Katherine Bailess (1980)
Musician, Danny Gokey (1980)
Musician, Kelly Clarkson (1982)
Musician, Tyson Ritter (1984)
Musician, Ben Howard (1987)
Actress, Katherine Webb (1989)
Actor, Sean Rademaker (1992)
Actor, Austin Rogers (1994)
Actress, Ryan Newman (1998)
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