April 24, 1800:
The Library of Congress , today the de facto national library of the United States, was established as part of an act of Congress providing for the transfer of the nation’s capital from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.
April 24, 1916:
Irish republicans led by teacher and political activist Patrick Pearse began the Easter Rising, a rebellion against British rule in Ireland, and proclaimed the Irish Republic an independent state.
April 24, 1990:
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery in mission STS-31.