Wow is it really April 24th already?!?!? Is May almost here? Yikes!
The Boston News Letter became the first American newspaper to be published on a regular basis.
Congress established the Library of Congress.
IBM introduced its first personal computer.
Genetically altered bacteria, designed to prevent frost damage, were sprayed on a California strawberry field in the first test of such biotechnology in nature.
The first U.N. peacekeeping forces were deployed along the Kuwait-Iraq border.
Freddie Stowers, a World War I corporal, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to become the first African-American to receive the highest medal for valor in combat.
The UNAbomber struck again: a mail bomb killed Gilbert Murray, president of the California Forestry Association, in Sacramento.
President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill to fight terrorism.
The Palestinian National Council voted to drop its official commitment to the destruction of Israel.
Opening statements began in Denver in the federal court trial of suspected Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
With ratification by the U.S. Senate, the United States became the 75th country to approve the Chemical Weapons Convention.
North Korea announced it had nuclear weapons and had begun making bomb-grade plutonium.
Greek Cypriot voters overwhelmingly rejected a U.N. plan for the reunification of the divided Mediterranean island.