Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Saturday, 23 May 2015
1829 On this day in history 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 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 "Mary Had A Little Lamb," is written on this day in history.
1831 On May - 24 richard Hoffman, composer
1831 On this day in history benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62
1832 On May - 24 the First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
1838 On May - 24 paul Laband, German lawyer
1840 On this day in history frederick Walker, painter
1841 Charles Napier Henry, painter on May - 24.
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 The Baltimore Patriot carries the first-ever telegraphed news dispatch (received from Washington, D C ) on May - 24.
1844 On this day in history samuel FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph msg)
1844 On May - 24 william Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies
1846 On May - 24 general Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in Méxican War
1846 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
1854 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1856 Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas on May - 24.
1858 On May - 24 johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
1861 On May - 24 alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops
1861 Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" on May - 24.
1861 Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops on May - 24.
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 On May - 24 beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time