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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 23 May 2015

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 May - 24.  

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

1830  The first passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland) on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 richard Hoffman, composer  

1831  On this day in history benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62  

1832  On May - 24 the First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.  

1838  On May - 24 paul Laband, German lawyer  

1840  On this day in history frederick Walker, painter  

1841  Charles Napier Henry, painter on May - 24.  

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

1846  On May - 24 general Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in Méxican War  

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

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 this day in history.  

1852  On May - 24 robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician  

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

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  Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright on this day in history.  

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

1858  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1861  Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops on May - 24.  

1861  On this day in history elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

1862  On May - 24 westminster Bridge across Thames opens  

1862  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  On May - 24 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  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 May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

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  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

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