This day in history, April 24th.
Many interesting and intriguing events occurred on April 24th throughout history. Here are a few:
1184 BC – The Trojan Horse enters Troy and the pathetic Trojans are no more (I’m not sure how this one is known, but I’m a skeptic. Secretly, I’ve always wished that the Trojans had won the war!)
1800 – The Library of Congress is founded
1872 – The problematic Mount Vesuvius decides to erupt (Yep, it’s the bugger that destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79)
1898 – The Spanish-American War is one day old! (Spain declared war on the 23rd, though the US Congress said that a state of war had existed since the 21st )
2005 – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger becomes the 265th Pope.