27 fun facts for April, 24

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
April 24th marks a variety of important events and celebrations, such as the founding of the Library of Congress, the release of Beyoncé's hit single "Run the World (Girls)," and the celebration of National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day. It is also a significant day in world history, with the birth of famous figures like Christian Louboutin and the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope.
27 Fun facts
  1. On April 24, 1800, the United States Library of Congress was established when President John Adams signed legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress."
  2. In the world of fashion, April 24, 1970 is the birthdate of famous shoe designer Christian Louboutin. He is known for creating the signature red-lacquered soles on his luxury shoes.
  3. April 24 is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day in the United States. People celebrate by eating this tasty dish, which is essentially small sausages or hot dogs wrapped in pastry or croissant dough.
  4. On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. The Hubble has been providing breathtaking images of space for the last three decades, greatly contributing to our understanding of the universe.
  5. On April 24 in Spain, the annual Feria del Caballo (Jerez Horse Fair) begins. This week-long event is held in southern Spain’s city of Jerez de la Frontera and is a major festival of horses.
  6. On this date in 1916, the Easter Rising, a major rebellion against British rule in Ireland, began. Although the rising was ultimately quashed, it played a significant role in Ireland's path to independence.
  7. In the world of sports, April 24 marks the anniversary of the first playoff goal in the history of the National Hockey League. It was scored by Harry Mummery in 1918.
  8. American actress Shirley MacLaine was born on April 24, 1934. She is a renowned Academy Award-winning actress and has numerous acting credits to her name, including Terms of Endearment and Steel Magnolias.
  9. National Teach Children to Save Day is celebrated by some countries on April 24. It is a day to encourage parents and educators to teach children about the importance of saving money and financial responsibility.
  10. Britain's longest serving prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill, was officially knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on April 24, 1953, and became Sir Winston Churchill.
  11. April 24 is World Laboratory Day, which aims to celebrate the importance of labs and scientific research in society.
  12. On April 24 in the year 2000, a father and son team made history by reaching the North Pole together. This marked the first time such a family endeavor was successfully accomplished.
  13. In Australia, April 24 is celebrated as National Family Business Day, recognizing and appreciating the importance of family-owned businesses in the country.
  14. On this day in 2011, pop superstar Beyonce released her single "Run the World (Girls)," which became a global hit and a feminist anthem for many.
  15. On April 24, 1962, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) achieved a major scientific breakthrough when researchers sent the first direct measurements of weather from outer space.
  16. American actor, comedian, and singer, Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942. She has won multiple awards throughout her career, including Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and Golden Globes.
  17. On April 24 in Armenia, the annual Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is observed to honor the victims of the 1915-1923 Armenian Genocide, perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire.
  18. On April 24 in South Africa, Freedom Day is celebrated, which marks the end of apartheid and the first democratic elections held in the country back in 1994.
  19. April 24 marks the birthday of American movie director and producer Richard Donner, who is best known as the director of the first modern superhero film, 1978's "Superman," starring Christopher Reeve.
  20. In Austria, on April 24, the historic Lower Austrian Landtag was opened in the capital, Vienna, in 1861.
  21. On April 24, 1913, the Woolworth Building in New York City was inaugurated. At that time, it was the tallest building in the world, and it remained so until 1930.
  22. In Malta, April 24 is celebrated as Veterinary Day. The day aims to create awareness about the importance of animals' health and welfare.
  23. On this day in 2005, the world's longest suspension bridge, the Beipanjiang River Crossing, opened in China. It spans a length of 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) over the Beipan River.
  24. Famous R&B singer Kelly Clarkson made history on April 24, 2003, when she won the first-ever season of the popular singing competition American Idol.
  25. In Greek mythology, April 24 is said to be the day Hera was born. Hera is the goddess of marriage, women, and childbirth, and she is the wife of the god Zeus.
  26. On April 24 in Nepal, the annual Loktantra Diwas (Democracy Day) is celebrated to commemorate the end of the autocratic royal rule in the country.
  27. In the world of literature, April 24, 1846, is the day when the famous American author, Louisa May Alcott, published her first story, "The Rival Painters: A Tale of Rome," at the age of 14.