Top 5 Historical Events on April 24

April 24 events: 1915 Armenian Genocide begins, 1990 launch of Hubble Space Telescope, 1800 establishment of the Library of Congress, 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, and 2005 installation of Pope Benedict XVI.

The top historical events on April 24 reflect significant moments in human rights, scientific advancement, educational development, national liberation, and religious leadership, each influencing and shaping contemporary global society in their unique ways.

1. Armenian Genocide Begins (1915):

The Ottoman authorities started detaining and killing academics and community leaders who were Armenian in Constantinople on April 24, 1915. Commemorated as the start of the Armenian Genocide, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians perished in forced marches or were deliberately wiped out, this date marks the beginning of the genocide. Every year, on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, people remember it.

2. Launch of Hubble Space Telescope (1990):

On April 24, 1990, the Space Shuttle Discovery carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. Since then, Hubble has offered unmatched vistas of the cosmos, altering contemporary astronomy by, among other important accomplishments, proving the existence of black holes and assisting in the determination of the universe’s age.

3. Library of Congress Established (1800):

President John Adams signed legislation on April 24, 1800, allocating $5,000 to buy “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress.” This act created the Library of Congress, which now holds the title of largest library in the world thanks to its collections of millions of volumes, audio files, images, maps, and manuscripts.

4. Easter Rising in Ireland (1916):

Irish republicans started an uprising against British rule in Ireland on April 24, 1916, with the intention of creating an independent Irish Republic. This marked the beginning of the Easter Rising. The majority of the insurrection took place in Dublin, and it was put down by British forces within six days, but it inspired the Irish independence movement.

5. Installation of Pope Benedict XVI (2005):

Pope Benedict XVI was formally consecrated on April 24, 2005, during a Mass held in St. Peter’s Square. After the passing of Pope John Paul II, Joseph Ratzinger, who was born, was elected as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Millions of Catholics worldwide were impacted by his installation, which signaled the continuance of centuries of papal history.

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