On this day

Elephants at Amboseli National Park against Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the tallest mount in Africa. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 24 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Elephants at Amboseli National Park against Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the tallest mount in Africa. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 24 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 24 APRIL

2013 |  A building collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1 129 people were reported dead, and  2 500 were injured.

2013 | Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China’s Xinjiang resulted in the deaths of 21 people.

2005 | Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

2004 | The United States removed economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

1996 | In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 was passed into law.

ALSO READ: What happened on 23 April? 

BIRTHDAYS

1972 | Slovenian skier and singer, Jure Košir.

1989 | Slovenian tennis player, Taja Mohorčič.

1947 | Spanish engineer and politician, 22nd President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell.

1973 | American basketball player and coach, Eric Snow.

1930 American actor, director, and producer, Richard Donner.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2006 | English footballer, Brian Labone, 66.

2011 | Indian guru, and philanthropist, Sathya Sai Baba, 85.

2016 | American weightlifter, and coach, Tommy Kono, 86

2015 | Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, ładysław Bartoszewski, 93.

2017 | American author, and philosopher, Robert Pirsig, 89.

SPORTS

1929 | On this day,  In Division 3 (North) football league ended 2-0 at Darlington 2-0. Halifax Town’s Bob Suter made his last appearance.

ENTERTAINMENT

2015 | On this day in the United States, The Age of Adeline was released for the first time.

AFRICA FACT

The tallest mountain in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro found in Tanzania