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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

1940  On this day in history 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 this day in history the birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter  

1941  The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic on May - 24.  

1941  Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle on May - 24.  

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

1943  On May - 24 u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje  

1943  On this day in history admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  

1943  Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 on May - 24.  

1944  Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists on May - 24.  

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1944  Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark on this day in history.  

1944  On May - 24 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 May - 24 alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78  

1951  Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal on this day in history.  

1951  US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants  

1953  Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit  

1954  On May - 24 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  On this day in history the first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM  

1956  2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India on May - 24.  

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  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 May - 24.  

1958  On May - 24 uP & International News Service merge into United Press International  

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

1960  On May - 24 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 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  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  On May - 24 birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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