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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 01 February 2015

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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  5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5 on May - 24.  

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

1878  CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1879  William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73 on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland  

1883  On May - 24 brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland  

1884  On May - 24 anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party form People's Party in the US  

1884  Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party forms People's Party in US on May - 24.  

1887  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

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

1894  On May - 24 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  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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