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Historical Events For May - 24

Sunday, 25 June 2017

1829  Pope Pius VIII issues his program for the pontificate on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1830  The first U S passenger railroad begins service between Baltimore and Elliott's Mills, Maryland on May - 24.  

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

1831  Richard Hoffman, composer on May - 24.  

1831  On May - 24 benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62  

1832  On May - 24 the First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.  

1838  Paul Laband, German lawyer on May - 24.  

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1840  Frederick Walker, painter on this day in history.  

1841  Charles Napier Henry, painter on May - 24.  

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  The Baltimore Patriot carries the first-ever telegraphed news dispatch (received from Washington, D C ) on this day in history.  

1844  Samuel FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph msg) on May - 24.  

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

1846  General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in Méxican War on May - 24.  

1846  On May - 24 gen Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War  

1850  On this day in history ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter  

1850  On May - 24 jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74  

1851  On May - 24 stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40  

1852  Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician on May - 24.  

1854  Anthony Burns, slave, arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston on this day in history.  

1854  Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, first Black college in US forms by Prebyts on May - 24.  

1854  Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I) on this day in history.  

1855  On this day in history arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright  

1856  On May - 24 pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas  

1858  Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer) on May - 24.  

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

1861  Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" on this day in history.  

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  Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time on this day in history.  

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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  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

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

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

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  

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