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Historical Events For May - 24

Sunday, 26 March 2017

1829  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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  Richard Hoffman, composer on this day in history.  

1831  Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

1838  On May - 24 paul Laband, German lawyer  

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1840  On this day in history frederick Walker, painter  

1841  Charles Napier Henry, painter on May - 24.  

1844  On May - 24 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  On this day in history 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  William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies on this day in history.  

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

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  Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74 on May - 24.  

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  On May - 24 lincoln University, Pennsylvania, first Black college in US forms by Prebyts  

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

1855  Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright on this day in history.  

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 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 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 this day in history.  

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  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

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  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  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 this day in history.  

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

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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