This Day In History – April 24

Today in Histroy

1479 BC Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty)
1184 BC The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date)
1877 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
1898 Spanish-American War: Spain declares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
1916 Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin
1967 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had “gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily.”

Today in TV & Movies

1962 Massachusetts Institute of Technology sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: California to Massachusetts

Today in Sports

1981 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey

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