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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 25 January 2015

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

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

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 this day in history the first U S passenger railroad begins service between Baltimore and Elliott's Mills, Maryland  

1830  On this day in history "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  On May - 24 the First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.  

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

1840  On this day in history frederick Walker, painter  

1841  On May - 24 charles Napier Henry, painter  

1844  Samuel F B Morse opens America's first telegraph line between Washington, D C and Baltimore, MD with the message "What hath God wrought!" on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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

1846  On this day in history general Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in Méxican War  

1846  Gen Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War on this day in history.  

1850  On this day in history ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter  

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

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 May - 24.  

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  On this day in history arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright  

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

1858  Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer) on May - 24.  

1861  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1861  Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 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  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

1456  On May - 24 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 May - 24.