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 This day in History - April 24
388 Historic Events for April 24
1874

John Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial)

Birth
1874

Willem E Roelofs, Dutch painter/cartoonist

Birth
1875

Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58

Death
1875

Jeno Huszka, composer

Birth
1877

Charles Cuvillier, composer

Birth
1877

Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)

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1877

Russia declares war on Turkey through Romania

Event
1880

Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England and Wales, is founded in Oxford, England

Event
1883

28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair

Event
1883

Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]

Birth
1884

National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)

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1886

Kurt Pinthus, writer

Birth
1886

R Pelgrom, oldest Dutch man (died Apr 15, 1994, 9 days short of 108)

Birth
1888

Eastman Kodak forms

Event
1889

[Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45)

Birth
1891

Count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies

Death
1891

Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"

Event
1892

Jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack)

Birth
1893

Robert Harron, NYC, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)

Birth
1894

French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18

Event
1894

Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers

Event
1895

S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner

Birth
1895

Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat

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1897

Gyorgy Kosa, composer

Birth
1897

Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797)

Birth