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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 19 April 2015

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  On May - 24 armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)  

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  Jan Christian Smuts, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations on May - 24.  

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

1872  Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies on May - 24.  

1873  Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

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

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  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  The Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London, Ontario, killing 200 passengers on May - 24.  

1881  On May - 24 mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer  

1881  Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies on May - 24.  

1882  On this day in history creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)  

1883  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

1884  Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party forms People's Party in US on May - 24.  

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

1890  On May - 24 geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma  

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

1891  On May - 24 benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist  

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

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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on May - 24.  

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

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

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  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48