11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 24th April

Winston Churchill

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1898 - Spain declares war on the U.S

2. 1916 - The Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret organisation of Irish nationalists led by Patrick Pearse, launches the so-called Easter Rebellion in Dublin against British rule

3. 1953 - Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

4. 1967 - The Soviet Union announces the catastrophic failure of its latest space mission, with the crash of Soyuz 1 and the death of the cosmonaut on board

5. 1962 -  Stuart Pearce is born

6. 1975 - The Baader-Meinhof Gang blow up the West German embassy in Stockholm

7. 1982 - The First Briton dies in the Falklands campaign 

8. 1993: IRA bomb devastates the City of London

1995 - Chris Evans takes over as host of Radio 1's breakfast show

10. The shuttle Discovery blasts off with the Hubble Space Telescope

11. 2008 - Wesley Snipes is  sentenced to jail in Florida on tax evasion charges

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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