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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 26 May 2016

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

1829  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

1830  The first U S passenger railroad begins service between Baltimore and Elliott's Mills, Maryland on May - 24.  

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

1831  On May - 24 richard Hoffman, composer  

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 May - 24.  

1838  Paul Laband, German lawyer on this day in history.  

1840  On this day in history frederick Walker, painter  

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

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 May - 24.  

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

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

1852  Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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

1856  On this day in history pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas  

1858  On May - 24 johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)  

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

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

1861  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

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 May - 24.  

1351  On May - 24 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  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 May - 24.  

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

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

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