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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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

1829  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

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

1831  Richard Hoffman, composer on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1840  Frederick Walker, painter on May - 24.  

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

1844  Samuel FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph msg) on May - 24.  

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

1846  General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in Méxican War on May - 24.  

1846  On May - 24 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  On this day in history stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40  

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

1854  On this day in history anthony Burns, slave, arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston  

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

1854  On this day in history louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)  

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 May - 24.  

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

1861  On May - 24 elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

1862  On May - 24 westminster Bridge across Thames opens  

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 May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

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

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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.