The official starting date of the Armenian Genocide. On April 24th, 1915, the Young Turk government of The Ottoman Empire summoned, gathered, and hanged several hundred Armenian leaders in its capital of Istanbul. From this point on, for the next eight years, 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.