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Historical Events For May - 24

Monday, 24 April 2017

1940  On May - 24 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  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 May - 24.  

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

1943  U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje on this day in history.  

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  

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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 May - 24 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  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  On May - 24 willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants  

1953  On May - 24 cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63  

1954  Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit on this day in history.  

1954  On May - 24 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 this day in history 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India  

1956  Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 on May - 24.  

1957  On May - 24 anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan  

1957  On this day in history heavy earthquake strikes Colombia  

1958  On May - 24 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 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  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 May - 24.  

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

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

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

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

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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 May - 24 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  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  

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