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Historical Events For May - 24

Friday, 22 September 2017

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

1866  Berkeley, Calif named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne) on May - 24.  

1866  Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years) on this day in history.  

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

1870  On May - 24 memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US  

1870  On May - 24 jan Christian Smuts, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations  

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

1872  On this day in history julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies  

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

1876  Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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

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 May - 24.  

1879  On May - 24 william Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73  

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  On this day in history mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer  

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

1882  Creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East) on May - 24.  

1883  Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland on this day in history.  

1883  Brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland on May - 24.  

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  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 May - 24.  

1890  On this day in history tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London  

1891  On May - 24 benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist  

1893  On May - 24 w H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)  

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

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  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

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  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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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 May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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

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