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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 24 November 2014

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

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

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

1830  On May - 24 the first passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland)  

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 May - 24.  

1831  Richard Hoffman, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1838  Paul Laband, German lawyer on May - 24.  

1840  On May - 24 frederick Walker, painter  

1841  On May - 24 charles Napier Henry, painter  

1844  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 samuel FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph msg)  

1844  On May - 24 william Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies  

1846  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1850  On May - 24 jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74  

1851  Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40 on this day in history.  

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 May - 24 lincoln University, Pennsylvania, first Black college in US forms by Prebyts  

1854  On May - 24 louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)  

1855  On this day in history arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright  

1856  Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas on May - 24.  

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

1861  On May - 24 elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

1862  On May - 24 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 May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

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

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

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