(Monday, April 24, 1972) — The single Woman Is the Nigger of the World, a phrase originally coined by his wife Yoko Ono to point out women’s subservience to men and male chauvinism across all cultures and performed by ex-Beatle John Lennon (and Plastic Ono Band with Elephant’s Memory and The Invisible Strings), was released today in the U.S.
Video: 'Echo 1 Launched Communications Revolution'
(Tuesday, April 24, 1962) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a television signal today, using NASA’s Echo 1 balloon satellite to bounce a video image of the letters “M.I.T.” transmitted from Camp Parks, California, to Westford, Massachusetts.
Video: 'La Marseillaise, French National Anthem (Fr/En)'
(Tuesday, April 24, 1792) — “La Marseillaise,” the national anthem of France, was composed today by Captain Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
Video: April 24, 1862 (at 52:08)
(Thursday, April 24, 1862, 3:00 a.m. local time, during the American Civil War) — Flag Officer David Farragut’s Federal fleet was able to slip past Confederate Forts Jackson and St. Philip on the Mississippi River, making its way up-river towards New Orleans.