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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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

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 this day in history 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  Jan Christian Smuts, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations on May - 24.  

1871  Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40 on May - 24.  

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

1878  On this day in history 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  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  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 May - 24 brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland  

1883  On this day in history 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  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  Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma on this day in history.  

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  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

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

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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