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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 28 July 2014

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

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

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

1876  On this day in history henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46  

1877  5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5 on this day in history.  

1878  On this day in history cA Parker (Harvard) wins first American bike race, Beacon Park Boston  

1878  On this day in history cA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston  

1878  Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954) on this day in history.  

1879  7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5 on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history william Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73  

1881  Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die on this day in history.  

1881  The Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London, Ontario, killing 200 passengers on this day in history.  

1881  Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants East African Association at East African harbors  

1887  On this day in history sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Assn at East African harbors  

1890  On this day in history caprivi succeeds Bismarck on as chancellor of Germany  

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 this day in history.  

1891  Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history w H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)  

1894  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

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

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