Historical Events for 24th April 2019

1897 – 1st reporter, William Price (Washington Star), assigned to White House
1944 – 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China “over the Hump”
1946 – 11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, and McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame
1954 – 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
1956 – AL umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
1968 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1994 – “Flowering Peach” closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 41 performances
1995 – Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes
2007 – Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime
2015 – Armenia commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire

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