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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 27 October 2016

1829  Pope Pius VIII issues his program for the pontificate on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

1830  "Mary Had A Little Lamb," is written on May - 24.  

1831  Richard Hoffman, composer on May - 24.  

1831  Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62 on May - 24.  

1832  The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference on May - 24.  

1838  On this day in history paul Laband, German lawyer  


1840  Frederick Walker, painter on May - 24.  

1841  On this day in history 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  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 May - 24.  

1846  General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in Méxican War on this day in history.  

1846  On May - 24 gen Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War  

1850  Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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

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 May - 24.  

1861  Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" on this day in history.  

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

1610  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On May - 24 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  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

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


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