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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 26 April 2015

1829  On this day in history pope Pius VIII issues his program for the pontificate  

1829  On this day in history pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate  

1830  "Mary Had A Little Lamb" is written on this day in history.  

1830  The first passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland) on May - 24.  

1830  On this day in history the first U S passenger railroad begins service between Baltimore and Elliott's Mills, Maryland  

1830  "Mary Had A Little Lamb," is written on May - 24.  

1831  On this day in history richard Hoffman, composer  

1831  Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62 on May - 24.  

1832  On this day in history the First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.  

1838  On May - 24 paul Laband, German lawyer  

1840  Frederick Walker, painter on May - 24.  

1841  Charles Napier Henry, painter on this day in history.  

1844  On May - 24 samuel F B Morse opens America's first telegraph line between Washington, D C and Baltimore, MD with the message "What hath God wrought!"  

1844  On May - 24 the Baltimore Patriot carries the first-ever telegraphed news dispatch (received from Washington, D C )  

1844  Samuel FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph msg) on this day in history.  

1844  On May - 24 william Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies  

1846  On May - 24 general Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in Méxican War  

1846  Gen Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War on this day in history.  

1850  Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter on May - 24.  

1850  Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1851  On this day in history stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40  

1852  On this day in history robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician  

1854  On May - 24 anthony Burns, slave, arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston  

1854  On this day in history lincoln University, Pennsylvania, first Black college in US forms by Prebyts  

1854  On this day in history louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)  

1855  On May - 24 arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright  

1856  Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas on this day in history.  

1858  Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer) on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops  

1861  On this day in history major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"  

1861  Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops on this day in history.  

1861  On May - 24 elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

1862  On this day in history westminster Bridge across Thames opens  

1862  On this day in history beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48