24th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

1800s / 17th century history on the 24th of April

1885 : Annie Oakley the American sharpshooter was hired to be a part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.

1895 : JOSHUA SLOCUM set sail on a sloop from Boston in USA, on a journey to be the first person to sail single-handedly around the world. Three years later on the 27th June 1898, he returned to Newport in USA, after sailing 74,000 km (46,000 miles) circumnavigating the world, which went almost unnoticed, because the Spanish-American War had begun 2 months earlier, and was dominating the headlines. Eventually many American newspapers published articles about his amazing triumph, and in 1899 he published a book about his epic voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World.

Joshua Slocum (Ralph Slocum video uploaded on YouTube in 2012)
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23rd APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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1600s / the 17th century on the 23rd of April

1616 : William Shakespeare the English playwright died aged 52, within a month of signing his will. He is one of the greatest writers in the English language, and also regarded as the world’s greatest dramatist.

William Shakespeare – Playwright | Mini Bio = 4 minutes (Biography verified video)
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22nd APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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1800s / the 19th century on the 22nd of April

1889 : Land Rush of 1889 began at noon on the 22nd April, when thousands rushed to claim land in cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie, within a few hours, which formed populations of up to 10,000 people.

Roots of Edmond 02: Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 (City of Edmond OK video)
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21st APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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1800s / the 19th century on the 21st of April

1816 : Charlotte Brontë the English novelist and poet was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England (died in 1855 aged 38). She was the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels became classics of English literature.

Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will : Curator Christine Nelson discusses the exhibition of Charlotte Brontë on view in 2017 (The Morgan Library & Museum video)

1856 : Australian labour movement stonemasons and building workers stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day. Their protest was successful, and they’re noted to be among the first organised workers in the world to achieve the eight-hour day with no loss of pay.

How the 8-hour working day became a global labour standard in 1919 (International Labour Organization verified video)
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20th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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1500s / the 16th century on the 20th of April

1535 : The SUN DOG phenomenon was observed in the sky over Stockholm, Sweden, which was depicted in the famous painting Vädersolstavlan by Urban målare, which is lost, but a copy painted by Jacob Elbfas in 1636 still exists in Storkyrkan in Stockholm (video). A sun dog is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that creates 1 or 2 bright spots on a halo surrounding the sun.

Epic Sun Dog phenomenon in Austria on the 29th January 2014 (Active Perspective YouTube video)
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19th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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1700s / the 18th century on the 19th of April

1770 : Captain James Cook sighted Australia for the first time, at what is now known as Point Hicks in Victoria. The date entered in the log of HMS Endeavour was the 19th April 1770, but during the 2 year journey around the world they skipped a day on the calendar, so according to some sources, Cook arrived in Australia on the 20th April 1770. Cook’s Endeavour journey was the first European voyage to reach the east coast of Australia.

19th April 1770: Captain Cook Sights Australia (HistoryPod video)
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18th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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1500s / the 16th century on the 18th of April

1506 : The cornerstone of St. Peter’s Basilica was laid.

1900s / the 20th century on the 18th of April

1902 : Guatemala earthquake hit with severe intensity, and killed 800 to 2,000 people.

1906 : SAN FRANCiSCO EARTHQUAKE in California hit with extreme intensity, and killed over 3000 people. Devastating fires also broke out and burnt for days. Over 80% of the city of San Francisco was destroyed.

Rare footage of San Francisco after 1906 earthquake shown in Fremont (ABC7 News Bay Area video)
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17th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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1700s / the 18th century on the 17th of April

1706 : Benjamin Franklin the American inventor, publisher, and politician was born in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, British America.

Benjamin Franklin: The Founding Father (Biographics verified video)

1900s / the 20th century on the 17th of April

1951 : The Peak District became the first National Park in the United Kingdom.

Peak District National Park Derbyshire England 4K Drone Video (DroneN video)
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16th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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1800s / the 19th century on the 16th of April

1867 : Wilbur Wright the American aviation pioneer was born in Millville, Indiana, USA (died in 1912 aged 45). Wilbur and his brother Orville were best known as the Wright Brothers that invented and built the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane.

Being the Wright Brothers : American Genius (National Geographic verified video)

1889 : Charlie Chaplin the English comic actor was born in Walworth, London, England (died in 1977 aged 88).

Charlie Chaplin : Comedian mini bio (Biography verified video)
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15th APRiL ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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1400s / the 15th century on the 15th of April

1452 : LEONARDO da ViNCi the Italian polymath was born in Anchiano, Vinci, Republic of Florence in present-day Italy (died in 1519 aged 67). Leonardo was a painter, sculptor, architect, draughtsman, theorist, engineer and scientist during the High Renaissance.

Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Artist & Inventor Mini Bio (Biography verified video)
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