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Historical Events For May - 24

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

1866  On May - 24 berkeley CA named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne)  

1866  On May - 24 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  On this day in history memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US  

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  On May - 24 julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies  

1873  On this day in history leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit," premieres in Paris  

1876  Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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1877  5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5 on this day in history.  

1878  CA Parker (Harvard) wins first American bike race, Beacon Park Boston on May - 24.  

1878  On May - 24 cA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston  

1878  On May - 24 lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954)  

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

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

1881  On May - 24 canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die  

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

1881  Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland  

1883  On this day in history brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland  

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

1884  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1887  Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Assn at East African harbors on this day in history.  

1890  Caprivi succeeds Bismarck on as chancellor of Germany on May - 24.  

1890  On this day in history geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma  

1890  Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London on May - 24.  

1891  Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist on this day in history.  

1893  On May - 24 w H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)  

1894  On this day in history william Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63  

1895  Henry Irving becomes first theatrical knight on this day in history.  

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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  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

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  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

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  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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

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