Historical Events For May - 24
Thursday, 25 May 2017
1940 On May - 24 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
1941 On May - 24 bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive
1941 On May - 24 the birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter
1941 On this day in history the German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic
1941 On May - 24 lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle
1943 Admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.
1943 On May - 24 u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
1943 Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
1944 Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists on May - 24.
1944 On May - 24 icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark
1944 Major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy on May - 24.
1946 Transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch on May - 24.
1948 The USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West on May - 24.
1948 On this day in history alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78
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 this day in history willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants
1953 On this day in history cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
1954 On May - 24 dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit
1954 On this day in history german airline Lufthansa forms
1954 IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour on May - 24.
1954 The first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM on this day in history.
1956 On May - 24 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India
1956 On May - 24 guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74
1957 Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on May - 24.
1957 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on this day in history.
1958 On May - 24 president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion
1958 On May - 24 united Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service
1958 UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on May - 24.
1959 Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on this day in history.
1959 The first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA) on May - 24.
1959 On this day in history john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71
1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on May - 24.