Thursday, April 24, 2008

Today in History: April 24

  • 1533 William I, Prince of Orange, born; led rebellion against the Spanish control of the Netherlands -- successful 24 years after his death.
  • 1800 President John Adams establishes the Library of Congress.
  • 1915 Turkish government begins the Armenian Genocide and death march; 1.5 million murdered or starved to death.
  • 1953 Eight years after becoming obvious that Winston Churchill's policies had saved England from slavery, it occurs to Queen Elizabeth II to knight him.
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