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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

1866  On this day in history 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  Memoria of Jackson Kemper, first Missionary Bishop in US on this day in history.  

1870  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

1876  On May - 24 henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46  

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

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  Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954) on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1881  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer  

1881  On this day in history samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies  

1882  On May - 24 creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)  

1883  On May - 24 brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland  

1883  Brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland on this day in history.  

1884  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

1890  Caprivi succeeds Bismarck on as chancellor of Germany on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

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 May - 24.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

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 this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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