Saturday, April 24, 2010

Today In History: April 24, 2010

1184 BC - Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional).

1898 Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba

1915 The Armenian Genocide began with a massacre of hundreds of prominent Armenians in Constantinople (now Istanbul).

1916 Easter Rising begins: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett start a rebellion in Ireland.

1918 First tank to tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.

1961 JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs