Daily Calendar for Monday, April 24, 2023


  • Robert B. Thomas (founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac) –
  • Robert Penn Warren (poet) –
  • Shirley MacLaine (actress) –
  • Jill Ireland (actress) –
  • Barbra Streisand (singer & actress) –
  • Kelly Clarkson (singer) –


  • Reverend Eleazar Wheelock (founded Dartmouth College) –
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery (author) –
  • Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov (became the first person to die during a space mission) –
  • Bud Abbott (comedian & actor) –
  • EstΓ©e Lauder (started a kitchen business blending face creams and built it into a multimillion-dollar international cosmetics empire) –
  • Elizabeth Post (etiquette expert) –


  • La Marseillaise composed–
  • U. S. Library of Congress established–
  • The soda fountain was patented–
  • Joshua Slocum left Boston on his 37-foot sloop named Spray. He arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898, becoming the first sailor to have circumnavigated the globe alone–
  • Spain declared war on the United States (Spanish-American War)–
  • British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II–
  • Hubble space telescope launched–
  • Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger inaugurated as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He took the name Pope Benedict XVI–


  • A local windstorm blew down commercial buildings and damaged ships in Galveston, Texas–

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