On This Day in History, April 24

April 24 is World Pinhole Photography Day. The aim is to promote the essence of pinhole photography. What better way to celebrate this day than to learn tricks and tips of Pinhole photography via the internet.

Also, spare some minutes to read this highlight of events that made history on April 24.

  • 1800-The library of congress was established with a $5,000 allocation.
  • 1833-A patent was granted for the first soda fountain.
  • 1889-The Edison General Electric Company was organized.
  • 1898-Spain declared war on the U.S.
  • 1915-The Ottoman Empire began its systematic extermination of Armenians.
  • 1944-The first B-29 arrived in China, over the Hump of the Himalayas.
  • 1953-Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1955-“X-Minus One,” a science fiction show, was first heard for the first time on NBC radio.
  • 1957-The Suez Canal reopened after the Suez Crisis.
  • 1961-U.S. President Kennedy accepted “sole responsibility” following the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.
  • 1961-Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters, becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two different occasions.
  • 1967-The new Greek regime banned miniskirts.
  • 1973-Albert Sabin reported that herpesviruses were factors in nine types of cancer.
  • 1989-Thousands of students began striking in Beijing.
  • 1990-The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into Earth’s orbit.
  • 1997-The U.S. Senate ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention.
  • 2000-ABC-TV aired “The Three Stooges.”
  • 2005-Joseph Ratzinger was inaugurated as Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 2013-1129 people died in Bangladesh in the worst building collapse disaster in modern history.
  • 2015-The Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high of, 5092.09.

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