On This Day In History, 24 April

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World Events Today

  • Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister for much of World War II, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II today in 1953
  • The Bishopsgate bombing in the City of London, an attack by the Provisional Irish Republican Army, the IRA, occurred today in 1993, a news photographer was killed and Liverpool Street station was destroyed
  • Thanks to DNA evidence, the Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, who committed at least 13 murders and 50 rapes in California between 1974 and 1986, was arrested today in 2018

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Amateur Athletic Association of England, the 3 A’s, the oldest national governing body for athletics in the world, was established today in 1880
  • Nicole from Germany won the 27th Eurovision Song Contest today in 1982, she sang Ein bißchen Frieden
  • No Woman, No Cry, the maternal health documentary, directed by the American model Christy Turlington, was released today in 2010

Family Events Today

  • The English author Daniel Defoe, most famous for the novel Robinson Crusoe, died today in 1731 aged 70
  • William Brooke Joyce, better known as Lord Haw-Haw, the Nazi propaganda broadcaster to the United Kingdom during World War II, was born today in 1906
  • The American singer and actress Barbra Streisand, winner of 2 Academy Awards and 10 Grammy Awards, was born today in 1942 in New York

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Pigs in a Blanket Day

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