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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 29 May 2015

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 May - 24.  

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  Memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US on May - 24.  

1870  Jan Christian Smuts, proponnent of Commonwealth & League of Nations on this day in history.  

1871  On May - 24 francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40  

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

1873  Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1878  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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  On this day in history mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer  

1881  Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies on May - 24.  

1882  On May - 24 creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)  

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

1883  Brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland on May - 24.  

1884  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1887  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1890  On this day in history tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London  

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

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

1894  William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63 on May - 24.  

1895  Henry Irving becomes first theatrical knight on May - 24.  

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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 May - 24.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

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

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

1650  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

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.