The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

1898 Spain declared war on the United States after rejecting America’s ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba

1915 The Ottoman Empire rounded up Armenian political and cultural leaders in Constantinople at the start of what many scholars regard as the first genocide of the 20th century, in which an estimated 1.5 million Armenians died.

1916 The Easter uprising began when some 1,600 Irish nationalists seized several key sites in Dublin.

2005 Pope Benedict XVI was installed as leader of the Roman Catholic Church in cermonies at the Vatican.


~ by thehalobender on April 24, 2009.

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