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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 26 October 2014

1866  Berkeley CA named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne) on May - 24.  

1866  On this day in history berkeley, Calif named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne)  

1866  Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years) on this day in history.  

1870  On May - 24 memoria of Jackson Kemper, first Missionary Bishop in US  

1870  Memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US on May - 24.  

1870  Jan Christian Smuts, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations on May - 24.  

1871  Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40 on May - 24.  

1872  Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies on May - 24.  

1873  On May - 24 leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit," premieres in Paris  

1876  On this day in history henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46  

1877  On May - 24 5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5  

1878  CA Parker (Harvard) wins first American bike race, Beacon Park Boston on this day in history.  

1878  On this day in history cA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston  

1878  Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954) on this day in history.  

1879  7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5 on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history william Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73  

1881  Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die on this day in history.  

1881  On this day in history the Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London, Ontario, killing 200 passengers  

1881  Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer on this day in history.  

1881  Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)  

1883  Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland on this day in history.  

1883  On May - 24 brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland  

1884  On May - 24 anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party form People's Party in the US  

1884  On this day in history anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party forms People's Party in US  

1887  Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants East African Association at East African harbors on May - 24.  

1887  On May - 24 sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Assn at East African harbors  

1890  On May - 24 caprivi succeeds Bismarck on as chancellor of Germany  

1890  On May - 24 geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma  

1890  Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London on this day in history.  

1891  On this day in history benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist  

1893  On this day in history w H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)  

1894  William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63 on May - 24.  

1895  On this day in history henry Irving becomes first theatrical knight  

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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 this day in history.  

1544  On this day in history 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  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on May - 24.  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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