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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 26 July 2014

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

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

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  The first U S passenger railroad begins service between Baltimore and Elliott's Mills, Maryland on this day in history.  

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

1831  Richard Hoffman, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1840  Frederick Walker, painter on this day in history.  

1841  On this day in history charles Napier Henry, painter  

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  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  On this day in history william Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies  

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

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 this day in history stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40  

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 this day in history lincoln University, Pennsylvania, first Black college in US forms by Prebyts  

1854  Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I) on this day in history.  

1855  On this day in history 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  Alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops on this day in history.  

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

1861  Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops on this day in history.  

1861  Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 on this day in history.  

1862  Westminster Bridge across Thames opens on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history 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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

1408  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

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