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Historical Events For May - 24

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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

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

1866  Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years) on May - 24.  

1870  Memoria of Jackson Kemper, first Missionary Bishop in US on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US  

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

1871  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1876  Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46 on May - 24.  

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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 this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

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  Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die on May - 24.  

1881  On this day in history the Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London, Ontario, killing 200 passengers  

1881  Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer on May - 24.  

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

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

1883  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

1887  On this day in history 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 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 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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  

1605  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

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)  

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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  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

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  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

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  

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