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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 23 October 2014

1829  Pope Pius VIII issues his program for the pontificate on this day in history.  

1829  Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate on this day in history.  

1830  On May - 24 "Mary Had A Little Lamb" is written  

1830  On May - 24 the first passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland)  

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

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

1831  On this day in history richard Hoffman, composer  

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

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

1838  On May - 24 paul Laband, German lawyer  

1840  On May - 24 frederick Walker, painter  

1841  On this day in history charles Napier Henry, painter  

1844  Samuel F B Morse opens America's first telegraph line between Washington, D C and Baltimore, MD with the message "What hath God wrought!" on this day in history.  

1844  On this day in history the Baltimore Patriot carries the first-ever telegraphed news dispatch (received from Washington, D C )  

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

1844  William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies on this day in history.  

1846  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74  

1851  Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40 on May - 24.  

1852  Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1855  On May - 24 arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright  

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

1858  On May - 24 johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)  

1861  Alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops on May - 24.  

1861  Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" on May - 24.  

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

1861  Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 on this day in history.  

1862  On May - 24 westminster Bridge across Thames opens  

1862  Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time on May - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on May - 24.  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

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

1408  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

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

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