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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 06 May 2016

1829  Pope Pius VIII issues his program for the pontificate on May - 24.  

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

1830  On this day in history "Mary Had A Little Lamb" is written  

1830  On May - 24 the first passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland)  

1830  On this day in history 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 May - 24 benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62  

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

1838  Paul Laband, German lawyer on May - 24.  

1840  On this day in history frederick Walker, painter  

1841  On this day in history charles Napier Henry, painter  

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  The Baltimore Patriot carries the first-ever telegraphed news dispatch (received from Washington, D C ) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1846  Gen Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War on May - 24.  

1850  Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter on May - 24.  

1850  On this day in history jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74  

1851  On this day in history stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40  

1852  Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)  

1861  On May - 24 alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops  

1861  On May - 24 major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"  

1861  On May - 24 alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops  

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

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

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

1408  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

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 May - 24.  

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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