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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 06 February 2016

1866  Berkeley CA named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne) on this day in history.  

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  Memoria of Jackson Kemper, first Missionary Bishop in US on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1871  On this day in history francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40  

1872  Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies on this day in history.  

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

1876  Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46 on May - 24.  

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

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

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

1879  William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73 on May - 24.  

1881  Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 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  Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party form People's Party in the US on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1887  Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Assn at East African harbors on May - 24.  

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

1890  Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma on this day in history.  

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

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

1893  W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda) on May - 24.  

1894  William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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

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

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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  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 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  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 May - 24.  

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

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

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