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 This day in History - April 24
388 Historic Events for April 24
1824

Herman Muntinghe, theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71

Death
1824

Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger

Birth
1827

Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer, dies at 82

Death
1828

Robert Brank Vance, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899

Birth
1829

George Peabody Estey, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1881

Birth
1833

Jacob Evert and George Dulty patent soda fountain

Event
1833

Patent granted for 1st soda fountain

Event
1836

Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist

Birth
1837

Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat (die graue Eminenz)

Birth
1845

Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus and Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)

Birth
1848

Fran‡ois van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Braban‡onne), dies at 69

Death
1849

Joseph S Galli‚ni, general (Battle of Marne)/milt governor (Paris)

Birth
1850

Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer, dies at 70

Death
1851

Eduardo Acevedo D¡az, Uruguaian writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria)

Birth
1854

Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"

Event
1855

Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75

Death
1856

Henri POBJ P‚tain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime)

Birth
1863

Skirmish at Okolona/Birmingham, Mississippi (Grierson's Raid)

Event
1864

George AA Alting van Geusau, dir-gen (PTT)/Dutch Min of War (1918-20)

Birth
1865

Fire alarm and police telegraph system put into operation (SF)

Event
1867

Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars

Event
1867

Fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)

Birth
1871

Opera "Aida" is produced (Cairo)

Event
1872

Volcano Vesuvius erupts

Event
1873

Theodor K”rner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president

Birth