What happened on 24 April?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 24 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 24 APRIL

2013 |  A building collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1 129 people were reported dead, and  2 500 were injured.

2013 | Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China’s Xinjiang resulted in the deaths of 21 people.

2005 | Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

2004 | The United States removed economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

1996 | In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 was passed into law.

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BIRTHDAYS

1972 | Slovenian skier and singer, Jure Košir.

1989 | Slovenian tennis player, Taja Mohorčič.

1947 | Spanish engineer and politician, 22nd President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell.

1973 | American basketball player and coach, Eric Snow.

1930 American actor, director, and producer, Richard Donner.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2006 | English footballer, Brian Labone, 66.

2011 | Indian guru, and philanthropist, Sathya Sai Baba, 85.

2016 | American weightlifter, and coach, Tommy Kono, 86

2015 | Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, ładysław Bartoszewski, 93.

2017 | American author, and philosopher, Robert Pirsig, 89.

SPORTS

1929 | On this day,  In Division 3 (North) football league ended 2-0 at Darlington 2-0. Halifax Town’s Bob Suter made his last appearance.

ENTERTAINMENT

2015 | On this day in the United States, The Age of Adeline was released for the first time.

AFRICA FACT

The tallest mountain in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro found in Tanzania

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