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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 01 November 2014

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

1829  On May - 24 pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate  

1830  On May - 24 "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  On May - 24 the first U S passenger railroad begins service between Baltimore and Elliott's Mills, Maryland  

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

1831  Richard Hoffman, composer on this day in history.  

1831  Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

1838  On May - 24 paul Laband, German lawyer  

1840  Frederick Walker, painter on May - 24.  

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

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 May - 24.  

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

1846  Gen Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War on May - 24.  

1850  Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter on this day in history.  

1850  Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

1852  On this day in history robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician  

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  On May - 24 louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)  

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

1856  On May - 24 pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas  

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

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

1861  Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 on May - 24.  

1862  Westminster Bridge across Thames opens on May - 24.  

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  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 May - 24.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1671  On May - 24 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  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  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

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

1425  On this day in history 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 May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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