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APRiL 24 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1904 ~ Willem de Kooning  the Dutch painter was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the 24th April 1904 (died 1997 aged 92).

1916Ernest Shackleton and 5 men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launched a lifeboat from Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organize a rescue for the crew of the sunken Endurance, in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica.

1923 ~ Das Ich und das Es (The Ego and the Id) by Sigmund Freud was published in Vienna. This paper outlined Freud’s theories of the id, ego, and super-ego.

1934 ~ Shirley MacLaine the American actress and author  was born in Richmond, Virginia, on the 24th April 1934. official website : |

1941John Williams the Australian guitarist  was born in Melbourne, Australia, on the 24th April 1941. official website : |

1942Barbara Streisand the American singer and actor was born in Brooklyn, New York, on this 24th day of April in 1942. official website : |

1953 ~ Winston Churchill the British Prime Minister was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on the 24th April 1942.

1954 ~ Captain Sensible the English singer, songwriter and guitarist was born Raymond Burns in Balham, London, on the 24th April 1954. video : “Wot” 1982

1967 ~ Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov died in Soyuz 1 when its parachute failed to open. He was the first human to die during a space mission.

1974Stephen Wiltshire (MBE, Hon.FSAI, Hon.FSSAA) the English architectural artist and autistic savant was born in London, on the 24th April 1974. He is best known for his ability to draw detailed city landscapes from his amazing memory, after only seeing it once. official website : | social media : Facebook | instagram | Pinterest | YouTube video account | video : Billions of Windows (official trailer) a feature-length documentary by Sergey Stefanovich about Stephen Wiltshire

1982 ~ Kelly Clarkson the American singer was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on the 24th April 1982. official website : | video : Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) song from 2011 with over 290 million views

1990 ~ STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope was launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery on the 24th April 1990.

2005 ~ YouTube uploaded the first video on this 24th day of April in 2005. The 1st ever video on YouTube was titled Me at the zoo featuring co-founder of YouTube Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo… 

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