24th April

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1993 City of London devastated The City of London is devastated as an IRA bomb explodes, killing one person and injuring 40
1990 Hubble Telescope The space shuttle Discovery takes off, carrying the revolutionary Hubble Telescope into orbit high above the Earth's atmosphere.
1967 Soyuz 1 Crashes Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies as Soyuz 1 crashes after the parachute got tangled and failed to open following re-entry.
1953 British politics Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1953 Kenya - Kenyatta sentenced to hard labour Security forces round up more than 10,000 men in the biggest anti-Mau Mau operation since the state of emergency was declared 18 months earlier.
1916 Easter Uprising 1600 Irish Nationalists sieze several key buildings in Dublin.

 

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On This Day - 24th April