April 24 is the 114th day of the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years).
1916 - Irish revolt against England in Dublin, Ireland.
1951 - The Sakuragi-cho accident occurred in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
1952 - Assemblyman Min-ho Seo (徐珉濠) shoots Captain Seo Chang-seon (徐昌善) in Suncheon with a gun (Rep. Min-ho Seo shooting incident). The famous 'justice defense' was established in this case.
1955 - The Ten Point Declaration on World Peace and Cooperation was adopted at the Asia-Africa Conference (AA Conference, Bandung Conference).
1968 - Mauritius joins the United Nations.
2003 - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea declares that it possesses nuclear weapons.
2004 - At the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Korean Orthodox Church was elevated to the Metropolitan Archdiocese.
About 10 people died as a new virus, swine influenza, spread in Mexico and parts of the United States.
Two women were killed in a suicide bombing near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 60 people and injuring 125, local police said.
2013 - Rana Plaza collapse in Sabar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1800 - The Library of Congress is founded in the United States by John Adams.
1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope is launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.
2008 - The Chicago Cubs, the National League of Major League Baseball (USA), became the second 10000 win in major league history after the San Francisco Giants.
1533 – Willem I van Orange, first hereditary governor of the Netherlands (b.
1608 – Gaston, Duke of Orléans, French royal family (b.
1743 – Concubine Gahye, concubine of the 4th emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Kangxi.
1856 – Philippe Pétain, a French soldier (d.
1926 – Kim Bok-dong, South Korean human rights activist (b.
Cho Yong-soo, a South Korean journalist.
American film director Richard Donner
1934 – Shirley MacLaine, an American actress.
1938 – Kim Yang-geon, a North Korean politician (b.
Korean singers Bae-ho and Ha Cheong-il.
American singer and actress Barbra Streisand.
1960 – Won Mi-kyung, South Korean actress (b.
1964 – Xiaman Fortune, an American actor.
1965 – Son Chang-min, South Korean actor (b.
1966 – Im Jong-seok, South Korean politician (b.
1967 – Kang Su-jin, South Korean ballerina (b.
1976 – Steve Finnan, Irish footballer (b.
Korean actor Kang Woo-kyung.
Korean actor Kim Hyun-joo.
1981 – Choi Jung-won, a South Korean actress (b.
1982 – Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter (b.
1983 – Han Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
1984 – Kim Jae-ik, politician of the Republic of China (b.
1985 – Kaori Nazuka, a Japanese voice actress.
1987 – Seo Joon-young, South Korean actor (b.
1990 – Kim Tae-ri, South Korean actress (b.
1991 – Seul-bi Lee, South Korean actress (b.
1995 – Youngmin and Kwangmin (Boyfriend), South Korean singers/rappers.
1731 – Daniel Defoe, English novelist and journalist (b.
1895 – Jeon Bong-jun, leader of the Donghak Peasant Revolution.
1942 – Lucy Montgomery, Canadian novelist (b.
1967 – Enrico Dante, an Italian cardinal (b.
1990 – Jung Mong-woo, a South Korean entrepreneur.
1997 – Eugene Stoner, American firearms inventor, invented the AR-15 rifle.
2018 – Henri Michel, French footballer (b.
2018 – Toji Morita, Japanese singer-songwriter (b.
2020 – Hee-jae Park, a South Korean soldier.
2020 – Kidaopet Nuhuang, a Lao singer (b.
2020 – Yukio Okamoto, Japanese diplomat (b.
2021 – Christa Ludwig, German singer-songwriter (b.
2021 – Albert Elbaz, Israeli fashion designer (b.
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