Bragsocial brings you the prominent events that happened in history on April 24. This ranges from sports to patents in science, foundations, and inaugurations. Basically, Give yourself some history dose today.
1880: Amateur Athletic Association founded
Amateur Athletic Association, established at Oxford’s Randolph Hotel, on April 24, 1880. AAA was the first true national governing body for the sport. Also developed standards and requirements that have lasted to this day. After 140 years, the AAA still remains, making an enormous contribution to the advancement of the sport. The AAA supports, organizes, and governs sporting events, coaching, and instruction, and holds annual national and junior national championships. Also, The office of the Association is in London.
1888: Eastman Kodak founded by George Eastman
Kodak was founded on April 24, 1888, by George Eastman and Henry A. Strong. Eastman Kodak Corporation is an American public company that manufactures numerous items related to its historical foundation in analog photography. Basically, Kodak had a prominent role in the photographic film for much of the 20th century. The corporation based in Rochester, New York, has a license in the state of New Jersey. Basically, for companies all over the world, Kodak offers packaging, practical printing, visual communications, and consulting services.
1913: Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened
A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building with several floors. Woolworth Building is an early-American skyscraper designed by architect Cass Gilbert. It was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930. More than a century since its completion, it remains one of the top 100 buildings in the United States.
1928: Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented
The fathom is a water depth unit from which the instrument derives its name. Mainly, The fathometer is an echo-sounding device for measuring the depth of the water. A fathometer displays the depth of the water and can allow an automated permanent mark of measurements. Also,the fathometer proved to be more accurate and simpler to use than previous sounding tools, making it a critical tool for ocean surveying. On 1928, April 24, Fathometer received its patent.
1929: 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off.
Fairey Long-Range Monoplane used for the first non-stop flight from the United Kingdom to British India. The flight, which takes 50 hours 48 minutes to complete from RAF Cranwell to Karachi. Also covers 4,130 miles (6,651 kilometers) nonstop, stopping 336 miles (541 kilometers) short of the world nonstop flight distance record. The first non-stop flight from England to India took off on April 24, 1929.
1950: The Independent Republic of South Molukkas declared
The Republic of South Maluku (RMS) was officially independent in April 1950. It claims the Indonesian province of Maluku, which includes the islands of Ambon, Buru, and Seram. However, The first inhabitants, like the majority of what is now Eastern Indonesia, were Australoid. The Spice Islands (also known as the Moluccas) are a small group of islands located between Celebes and New Guinea in Indonesia’s northwestern region.
2018: Streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time.
Online streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have for the first time been the single largest source of income for the music industry, overtaking retail stores and digital downloads on April 24th, 2018. Industry leaders believe that the growth of music streaming enables the industry to enter new parts of the globe while helping to wean a generation of music lovers away from free or pirated music.
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