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 This day in History - April 24
388 Historic Events for April 24
1897

1st reporter, William Price (Wash Star), assigned to White House

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1898

Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba

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1898

US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines

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1899

Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid

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1900

George J D Campbell, Brit min of Indies (1868-74, 80-85), dies at 76

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1900

Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer

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1901

1st AL game, Chic beats Cleve Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out

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1903

Jos‚ A Primo de Rivera y Sa‚nz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)

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1903

Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)

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1903

Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)

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1904

Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77

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1904

Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)

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1904

Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens), dies

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1905

Senators execute a triple-play and beat Yankees 4-3

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1905

Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)

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1905

1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 and 28)

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1907

Vaclav Trojan, composer

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1908

Mr and Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard and arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m

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1908

Heddy Bouber, [Hermanus G Blom], actor (Bluejackets)

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1909

Irven Spence, animator

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1909

Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany)

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1909

Harry Hillman and Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds

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1910

German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms

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1911

Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)

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1911

Robert Joseph Kane, Ithaca NY, Pres of US Olympic Comm (1976)

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