Historical Events For May - 24
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
1940 On this day in history 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
1941 Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive on this day in history.
1941 The birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter on May - 24.
1941 On May - 24 the German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic
1941 Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle on this day in history.
1943 On May - 24 admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
1943 On this day in history u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
1943 Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.
1943 Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1944 On May - 24 enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists
1944 Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy
1946 On this day in history transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch
1948 On May - 24 the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West
1948 Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal
1951 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on May - 24.
1951 On May - 24 willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants
1953 Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on May - 24.
1954 On this day in history dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit
1954 On this day in history german airline Lufthansa forms
1954 On this day in history iBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1954 The first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM on May - 24.
1956 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India on this day in history.
1956 Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1957 Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on this day in history.
1957 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on May - 24.
1958 President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on May - 24.
1958 United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history uP & International News Service merge into United Press International
1959 On this day in history empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England
1959 On May - 24 the first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA)
1959 On May - 24 john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71
1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on May - 24.