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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

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

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  On May - 24 richard Hoffman, composer  

1831  On this day in history benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62  

1832  On this day in history 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  On this day in history samuel FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph msg)  

1844  William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies on this day in history.  

1846  General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in Méxican War on this day in history.  

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

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

1850  Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74 on May - 24.  

1851  On May - 24 stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40  

1852  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1858  On May - 24 johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)  

1861  Alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops on May - 24.  

1861  Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops  

1861  Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 on May - 24.  

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

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On May - 24 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  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  


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