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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 28 November 2014

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

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

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

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  On this day in history richard Hoffman, composer  

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

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

1838  Paul Laband, German lawyer on May - 24.  

1840  Frederick Walker, painter on May - 24.  

1841  Charles Napier Henry, painter on May - 24.  

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

1846  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician  

1854  On May - 24 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  Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I) on May - 24.  

1855  On May - 24 arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright  

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

1858  Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer) on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  

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 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 May - 24.  

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 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