Today in History, April 24: Mission to free US hostages in Iran ends in disaster

Highlights of this day in history: An aborted mission to free American hostages in Iran ends in disaster; Ireland's 'Easter Rising' begins; Armenians face mass deportation during World War I; Singer Barbra Streisand born. (April 24)

Famous Birthdays:

  • 1936 Jill Ireland, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England;
  • 1942 Barbra Streisand, American singer/actress/award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, NY;
  • 1942 Richard M Daley, (mayor-D-Chicago);
  • 1954 Vince Ferragamo, retired NFL quarterback (LA Rams);
  • 1982 Kelly Clarkson, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol, born in Fort Worth, Texas.
Source: On This Day
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.