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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 25 June 2016

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

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

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

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

1831  On this day in history richard Hoffman, composer  

1831  On this day in history benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62  

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

1838  Paul Laband, German lawyer on this day in history.  

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1840  On May - 24 frederick Walker, painter  

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  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  On this day in history william Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies  

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

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 this day in history 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 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 May - 24.  

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

1855  Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright on May - 24.  

1856  Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas on May - 24.  

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

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

1861  On May - 24 major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"  

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

1861  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history 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  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

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

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  On May - 24 birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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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 May - 24.  

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

1425  On this day in history 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 this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  

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