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Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty). (24. April 1479. BC)

Traditional date of the fall of Troy. (24. April 1184. BC)

Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League. (24. April 1547)

Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris. (24. April 1558)

The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts. (24. April 1704)

The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress". (24. April 1800)

Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire. (24. April 1877)

American sharpshooter Annie Oakley was hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West. (24. April 1885)

The Lithuanian press ban is lifted after almost 40 years. (24. April 1904)

Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened. (24. April 1907)

The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened. (24. April 1913)

The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. (24. April 1915)

Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland. (24. April 1916)

Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the ice-trapped ship Endurance. (24. April 1916)

First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs meet three German A7Vs. (24. April 1918)

The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation. (24. April 1922)

In Vienna, the paper Das Ich und das Es (The Ego and the Id) by Sigmund Freud is published, which outlines Freud's theories of the id, ego, and super-ego. (24. April 1923)

The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years. (24. April 1926)

Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom. (24. April 1932)

Nazi Germany begins its persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg. (24. April 1933)

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