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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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  Richard Hoffman, composer on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history paul Laband, German lawyer  

1840  On this day in history frederick Walker, painter  

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

1844  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1850  On this day in history jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74  

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

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

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

1855  Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright on this day in history.  

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

1858  On this day in history johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

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

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

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