Who Was Born Today – April 24 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – April 24 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on April 24
1620 John Graunt, statistician, founder of demography.
1743 Edmund Cartwright, English parson who invented the power loom.
1766 Robert Bailey Thomas, founder of the Farmer’s Almanac.
1769 Arthur Wellesley, general during the Napoleonic Wars, Duke of Wellington.
1815 Anthony Trollope, British novelist.
1856 Henri Philippe Pétain, French Marshall, WWI hero, Nazi collaborator.
1900 Elizabeth Goudge, English author.
1904 Willem de Kooning, abstract impressionist painter.
1905 Robert Penn Warren, novelist, America’s first poet laureate.
1906 William Joyce, ‘Lord Haw-Haw,’ British traitor, Nazi propagandist.

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