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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

1829  On May - 24 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  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  "Mary Had A Little Lamb," is written on May - 24.  

1831  Richard Hoffman, composer on this day in history.  

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  Paul Laband, German lawyer on this day in history.  

1840  Frederick Walker, painter on this day in history.  

1841  On May - 24 charles Napier Henry, painter  

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  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 May - 24.  

1844  William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies on May - 24.  

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

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

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

1854  On this day in history anthony Burns, slave, arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston  

1854  Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, first Black college in US forms by Prebyts on this day in history.  

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

1855  On May - 24 arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright  

1856  On May - 24 pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas  

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

1861  On May - 24 alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops  

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

1861  On May - 24 alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops  

1861  On this day in history elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

1862  Westminster Bridge across Thames opens on May - 24.  

1862  On May - 24 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  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

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

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

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

1650  On this day in history 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 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  On May - 24 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 this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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