Tuesday 24 April 2018, 21:52:20
24 April 1479 BC
: Thutmosis III is crowned the sixth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, according to the Low Chronology of ancient Egypt.
24 April 1002
: The body of Cornish saint Ivo of Ramsey, found the previous year by a peasant while ploughing his land in Cambridgeshire, is translated to the newly established Ramsey Abbey.
24 April 1254
: Bishop Geoffroy de Loudon consecrates the enlarged choir of Le Mans Cathedral in France.
24 April 1533
: William of Orange, leader of the Dutch independence war against Spain, is born in Dillenburg.
24 April 1731
: Daniel Defoe, English writer who popularised the English novel, dies, probably while in hiding from his creditors, aged around 70.
24 April 1947
: The first synchrotron light is seen at the General Electric Research Laboratory in Schenectady, New York.
24 April 1990
: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Discovery space shuttle.
All great truths begin as blasphemies. ~ George Bernard Shaw