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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 21 December 2014

1866  On May - 24 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  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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

1871  Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

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

1873  On this day in history leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit," premieres in Paris  

1876  On May - 24 henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46  

1877  On May - 24 5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5  

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

1878  On May - 24 cA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston  

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

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  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

1881  Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

1882  Creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East) on this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland  

1883  On May - 24 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  Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants East African Association at East African harbors on this day in history.  

1887  Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Assn at East African harbors on this day in history.  

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  Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London on May - 24.  

1891  Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist on May - 24.  

1893  W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda) on this day in history.  

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

1895  On this day in history henry Irving becomes first theatrical knight  

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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 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  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

1671  On this day in history 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  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.