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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 31 July 2014

1940  1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on this day in history.  

1941  Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history 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  Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle on this day in history.  

1943  Admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1943  Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists  

1944  On this day in history icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark  

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 this day in history the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West  

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 this day in history.  

1951  Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63  

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 this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India  

1956  On this day in history guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74  

1957  On this day in history anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan  

1957  On this day in history heavy earthquake strikes Colombia  

1958  On this day in history president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion  

1958  United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service on this day in history.  

1958  UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England  

1959  The first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA) on this day in history.  

1959  John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed  

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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 this day in history.  

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

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

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  On this day in history 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.