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This Day in History: April 24

April 24: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1704 - The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts.
  2. 1800 - The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".
  3. 1907 - Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
  4. 1922 - The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
  5. 1990 - STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  6. Famous Birthdays: John Graunt (English statistician), Edmund Cartwright (English clergyman, invented the power loom), Carl Spitteler (Swiss poet, Nobel Prize laureate), Gideon Sundback (Swedish-American engineer and businessman, developed the zipper), Roger D. Kornberg (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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