This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, April 24 is the 124th day of the year and the 125th day of a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on April 24 as well as the birthdays of famous people.


Major Events Happened on this Day


  1. Madhavan Ayyappath Birthday

Born on this day in 1934, Madhavan Ayyappath was the poet and translator from the south Indian state of Kerala. He was a recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. Some of his famous works are Jivacharitra Kurippukal, Kilimozhikal, Sri Narayana Guru and more


  1. Teejan Bai Birthday

Born on this day in 1956- Teejan Bai is an exponent of Pandavani, a traditional performing art form, from Chhattisgarh. She enacts tales from the Mahabharata. She has been awarded the Padma Shri in 1987, Padma Bhushan in 2003, and Padma Vibhushan in 2019 by Government of India. 


  1. Sachin Tendulkar Birthday

Born on this day in 1973, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former international cricketer who captained the Indian national team. Because of his exceptional performance, he is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He received the Arjuna Award and the Khel Ratna Award, India's highest sporting honour. He was also awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and 2008, respectively.  Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs. 


  1. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Death Anniversary

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar was an Indian Hindi poet, essayist, patriot and academic. He has been hailed as a Rashtrakavi ('national poet') for his inspiring patriotic compositions. Pranbhang (1929), Renuka (1935), Hunkar (an epic poem) (1938), Rasavanti (1939), and Dvandvageet (1940) are some of his famous works. 


  1. Russo-Turkish War

On this day in 1877 Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire.


  1. General Malik Kafur South India Campaign Ended

On this day 1311, General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after a campaign in South India. Malik Kafur was a slave-general of the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khalji.


  1. National Panchayati Raj Day

National Panchayati Raj Day is observed annually on 24 April. India is the world's largest democracy. Due to the high population and large area in many states, the person sitting at the highest post, i.e Chief Minister of the state does not get an actual scenario of the problems faced by the people of rural areas. So the Government of India decided that the power of democracy should be decentralised. Therefore, a committee was constituted in 1957 under the chairmanship of Balwantrai Mehta.Panchayati Raj day is celebrated on 24 April because of the 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1992. The passing of the 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1992 came into force with effect on 24 April 1993. 


  1. Spanish-American War

On this day in 1898, Spain declared war on the United States. Hostilities began between the 2 nations in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana Harbor, Cuba. This lead to United States intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. 


  1. French national anthem composed

On this day in 1792, French army officer Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed La Marseillaise, the French national anthem.


  1. Hubble Space Telescope Launched

On this day in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope is launched into Earth's orbit
Unhindered by the impurities and distortions of Earth's atmosphere, the 2.4 meter (7.9 feet) aperture telescope has delivered some of the most spectacular images of the far reaches of the Universe.


Above are the 10 important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. 

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