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Historical Events For May - 24

Monday, 05 December 2016

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 May - 24 "Mary Had A Little Lamb" is written  

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 May - 24.  

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

1831  On this day in history richard Hoffman, composer  

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

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

1838  On May - 24 paul Laband, German lawyer  

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1840  On May - 24 frederick Walker, painter  

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

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  On May - 24 the Baltimore Patriot carries the first-ever telegraphed news dispatch (received from Washington, D C )  

1844  On this day in history samuel FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph msg)  

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

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

1846  Gen Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War on this day in history.  

1850  Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter on this day in history.  

1850  Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

1852  On this day in history robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician  

1854  Anthony Burns, slave, arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston on this day in history.  

1854  Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, first Black college in US forms by Prebyts on May - 24.  

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

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

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

1858  On this day in history johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)  

1861  On May - 24 alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops  

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  On this day in history elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

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

1862  Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

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.  

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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 May - 24.  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

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

1543  On May - 24 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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