April 24


July 3, 2022

April 24 is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days left until the end of the year. Until October 15, 1582 - April 24 according to the Julian calendar, from October 15, 1582 - April 24 according to the Gregorian calendar. In the 20th and 21st centuries, it corresponds to April 11 according to the Julian calendar.

Holidays and memorable days


International Day of Youth Solidarity (1957). World Day for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (1979).


Armenia, France - Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. China - Chinese Cosmonautics Day (Chinese: 中国航天日), celebrated since 2016.



Commemoration of Saint Mellitus


Holy Hieromartyr Antipas, Bishop of Pergamon (c. 68); The memory of the Monks Jacob Zheleznoborovsky (1442) and Jacob Bryleevsky, his associate; Commemoration of St. Barsanuphius, Bishop of Tver (1576); Commemoration of the martyrs Prokess and Martinian (c. 67); The memory of the Monk Farmufios of Egypt (IV); Commemoration of the Monk John of Thessalonica (Thessaloniki), a disciple of the Monk Gregory Decapolites (IX); Holy Hieromartyr Nikolai Gavarin, Presbyter (1938); Commemoration of St. Kallinikos of Chernik (1868).

Name day

Catholic: Gregory, Fidel. Orthodox: Antip, Ivan, Jacob.


See also: Category:April 24 events

Until the 19th century

1547 Battle of Mühlberg ends the Schmalkaldic War. 1558 - The wedding of the Queen of Scots Mary Stuart and the future King of France Francis II took place in Notre Dame Cathedral. 1585 - Cardinal Felice Peretti is elected Pope with the name Sixtus V. 1704 - The Boston News Letter, the first regular newspaper of the US colonial period, began publication in Boston. 1793 - the Russian Empire adopted a decree on the creation of an Orthodox diocese in Right-Bank Ukraine. 1800 - President John Adams founded the Library of Congress with $5,000 to purchase books.

19th century

1803 - by decree of Emperor Alexander I, the regulation on the Caucasian Mineral Waters was approved, a Rescript was signed recognizing their state significance and the need for their arrangement. 1833 - Carbonated water is patented in the United States. 1846 - The Mexican-American War begins. 1867 - Image