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On This Day - April 24th

April 24th may just look like another date on the calendar, but it’s so much more than that! It’s a day to celebrate, honor, and remember! Here are some of the most important facts about April 24th - and congratulations, by the way, if you’re celebrating a special occasion, too!

On this day

Woolworth Building in NYC

The Woolworth Building opened its doors.

Today was a very special day for New Yorkers back in 1913! It was the date that the world-famous Woolworth Building finally opened its doors - standing 792 feet tall, it was the tallest building in the world at the time!

facts about Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill received a very special honor.

In 1953, Winston Churchill received a very high honor from the highest majesty. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, having played a pivotal role in helping Allied Forces claim victory over Nazi Germany during World War II.

Vasa warship

A ship rose from the deep.

Back in 1961, the Swedish warship Vasa was salvaged from the deep! She had sunk on her maiden voyage back in 1628 - meaning it just goes to show that not all goodbyes are forever.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles’ hit song gains a new purpose!

In 1979, Ray Charles' famous rendition of "Georgia On My Mind" was honored by the entire State of Georgia! It became the official state song - a great accolade for an already iconic star.

Ed Sheeran Facts

Ed Sheeran’s album sets a record for the year!

Back in 2018, Ed Sheeran’s hit album “÷” was declared the best-selling album of 2017 by IFPI! The album sold 6.1 million copies during that year alone - and despite a small hiatus since, Sheeran continues to be one of the biggest-selling and highest-rated artists in the industry.

An illustration of an old vinyl record of pop music

Streaming services took over the world.

Although it may not seem too shocking now, back on this day in 2018, the IFPI announced that music streaming services overtook the sale of CDs across the world for the very first time! And, less surprisingly, they also overtook vinyl sales for the first time. However, some statistics suggest that vinyl may be surging back past CDs in sales - weird!

Special Days Falling on April 24th

Not sure what’s worth marking or celebrating on April 24th? Let us give you a hand with these ideas.
bucket list meme

National Bucket List Day

We all have big dreams, goals, and milestones we really want to reach. Many of us compile them into lists to create our own “bucket lists!” Essentially, a “bucket list” consists of things you’d like to accomplish before you die, or “kick the bucket.” Why not start making your own?

pigs in a blanket

National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day

The pig-in-a-blanket is an incredible culinary combination of sausages and bacon often present at Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner tables across the US! But you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy them! Why not grab a few to enjoy on April 24th?


National Scream Day

Sometimes we all feel like having a good scream! It’s incredibly cathartic when feeling stressed… just don’t scream too loudly with the aim of upsetting people! Shout, shout, let it all out…

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