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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 18 September 2014

1829  On May - 24 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  On this day in history the first passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland)  

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

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 May - 24.  

1832  On this day in history the First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.  

1838  On May - 24 paul Laband, German lawyer  

1840  Frederick Walker, painter on this day in history.  

1841  Charles Napier Henry, painter on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

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

1844  On this day in history william Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies  

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 May - 24 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  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  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1856  Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas on this day in history.  

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

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

1862  Westminster Bridge across Thames opens on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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 this day in history 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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

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

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.