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APRIL 24

1620 John Graunt (English Statistician, Father of Demography) English Scientists and Mathematicians Statistics Demography
1743 Edmund Cartwright (English Inventor) Edmund Cartwright Inventors and Inventions
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1964 Gerhard Domagk (German-born Chemist, Awarded 1939 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology) Gerhard Domagk Chemistry Medical Research 1939 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology Technology and Society
1967 Vladimir Komarov (Soviet Cosmonaut, First Known Victim of Space Flight) Russian Space Program Space Exploration BBC
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1819 English Artist, Botanist and Explorer, Thomas Nuttall, Reaches Fort Smith, Arkansas English Artists Fort Smith, Arkansas Artists Botany North American Explorers Arkansas History Commission
1867 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Is Largest in the Recorded History of Kansas Kansas Earthquake USGS
1913 From the White House, President Woodrow Wilson, Illuminates 80,000 Electric Lights in the Woolworth Building, New York City's Tallest Structure New York City President Woodrow Wilson The White House Electricity New York State Historical Society
1914 Thousands of Frogs Overrun Melrose, Minnesota Melrose, Minnesota Frogs Minnesota Historical Society
1922 Alabama's First Radio Station, WSY (Now WAPI), Begins Broadcasting Alabama Media Radio Historic Firsts WAPI Alabama Archives
1931 Laurens Hammond Receives a Patent for His Electric Organ Laurens Hammond Organs Patents & Trademarks Hammond Zone
1945 President Harry Truman Learns the Full Details of the Manhattan Project President Harry Truman Manhattan Project History Channel
1960 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 420, Injures 3,000 and Causes $20M Property Damage in Southern Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1962 MIT Transmits First Successful Coast-to-Coast Satellite-Relayed Image History of Technology Historic Firsts MIT Technology and Society
1967 Soviet Cosmonaut Is First Known Victim of Space Flight Russian Space Program Space Exploration Death Historic Firsts BBC
1984 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Causes $7.5M Damage in Central California California Earthquake USGS
1985 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 6, Injures 11 in Luzon, Republic of the Philippines Philippines Earthquake Death USGS
1990 Space Shuttle Discovery Is Launched with Hubble Telescope Aboard Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA BBC

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