The official starting date of the Armenian Genocide
. On April 24th, 1915
, the Young Turk
government of The Ottoman Empire
summoned, gathered, and hang
ed several hundred Armenian
leaders in its capital of Istanbul
. From this point on, for the next eight year
s, a total of 1.5 million Armenians were murdered and another 1 million
were deported from their native
homeland of centuries.
On this date every year, Armenians around the world gather to commemorate the first genocide of the twentieth century.