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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

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

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

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

1830  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history richard Hoffman, composer  

1831  On May - 24 benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62  

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  On May - 24 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  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  On this day in history general Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in Méxican War  

1846  On this day in history gen Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War  

1850  On May - 24 ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter  

1850  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician  

1854  On May - 24 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 May - 24 arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright  

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

1858  Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer) on this day in history.  

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

1861  Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" on May - 24.  

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  Westminster Bridge across Thames opens on May - 24.  

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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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

1650  On May - 24 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)  

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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  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 May - 24.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

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