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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 30 March 2015

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

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

1866  Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years) on May - 24.  

1870  Memoria of Jackson Kemper, first Missionary Bishop in US on this day in history.  

1870  Memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US on this day in history.  

1870  On May - 24 jan Christian Smuts, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations  

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 May - 24 henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46  

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

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

1878  CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston on this day in history.  

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

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

1879  William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

1881  On May - 24 the Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London, Ontario, killing 200 passengers  

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

1881  On May - 24 samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies  

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 May - 24.  

1883  On May - 24 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  Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party forms People's Party in US on this day in history.  

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

1890  Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma on May - 24.  

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

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

1893  W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda) on this day in history.  

1894  On May - 24 william Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63  

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 May - 24.  

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

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

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  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 May - 24.  

1408  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

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

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