Historical Events In May - 24
Thursday, 19 April 2018
1940 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on this day in history.
1941 On May - 24 bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive
1941 The birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
1943 On May - 24 vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
1944 On this day in history 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 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 Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal on this day in history.
1951 On May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1951 Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants on this day in history.
1953 Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1954 Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit on May - 24.
1954 German airline Lufthansa forms on May - 24.
1954 On May - 24 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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
1958 President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on this day in history.
1958 On May - 24 united Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service
1958 On May - 24 uP & International News Service merge into United Press International
1959 Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on May - 24.
1959 On this day in history the first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA)
1959 On this day in history john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71
1960 On this day in history 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed