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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 29 May 2016

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

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 May - 24.  

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

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

1870  On this day in history jan Christian Smuts, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations  

1871  Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1872  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1878  On this day in history 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 May - 24 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  Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die on this day in history.  

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

1881  On this day in history mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer  

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  Brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland on this day in history.  

1884  Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party form People's Party in the US on this day in history.  

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

1887  On May - 24 sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants East African Association at East African harbors  

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  On this day in history tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London  

1891  Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist on May - 24.  

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

1894  On May - 24 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  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 May - 24.  

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

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  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

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

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

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

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