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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 24 November 2014

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

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

1866  On this day in history armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)  

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  Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

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

1878  CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston on May - 24.  

1878  Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954) on May - 24.  

1879  On May - 24 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5  

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

1881  On May - 24 mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer  

1881  On May - 24 samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies  

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

1883  Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants East African Association at East African harbors  

1887  Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Assn at East African harbors on May - 24.  

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

1890  Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma on this day in history.  

1890  On May - 24 tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London  

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

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

1894  On May - 24 william Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63  

1895  On May - 24 henry Irving becomes first theatrical knight  

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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  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

1425  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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