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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

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, 2009 - Hatching Pete aired on The Disney Channel

April 24, 2016 - The Apple Watch was released.

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