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September 24, 1928: Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great," premieres in New York City
January 29, 1996: 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
August 10, 1973: 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St. Station
September 17, 1968: Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
November 11, 1982: 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight

Events That Made History Today - April 24

858 - Nicolaas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
1061 - Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country'll be destroyed
1185 - Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet
1288 - Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
1311 - General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
View All Events That Made History on April 24 ~ Born on April 24

Events That Made History Tomorrow - April 25

1185 - Sea battle at Dan-no-ura: Minamoto Yoritomo beats Taira-family
1449 - Anti-pope Felix V resigns
1507 - Geographer Martin Waldseemuller 1st used name America
1604 - Count Maurits' army lands at Cadzand
1607 - Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
View All Events That Made History on April 25 ~ Born on April 25

Events That Made History Yesterday - April 23

1014 - King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf
1154 - Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
1348 - 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)
1500 - Pedro Cabral lands and annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
1501 - Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral and 6 ships return to Lisbon
View All Events That Made History on April 23 ~ Born on April 23

1693 - The Year That Was

January 11: Mount Etna erupts, Sicily
February 6: Royal charter granted College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va
February 8: William and Mary college is 2nd college chartered in US
February 13: College of William and Mary opens
June 27: 1st sea battle of Lagos: England and Holland vs France
June 27: 1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
July 4: Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
July 8: New York City authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
July 29: Battle at Neerwinden: French beats English/Dutch army
October 5: Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages

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