Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Thursday, 26 November 2015
1940 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on May - 24.
1941 Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive on May - 24.
1941 The birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
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 May - 24.
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 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 Transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch on May - 24.
1948 On May - 24 the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West
1948 Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78 on May - 24.
1951 Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1951 Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants on May - 24.
1953 Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1954 On May - 24 dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit
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 May - 24 the first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM
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 this day in history.
1957 Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on May - 24.
1957 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on May - 24.
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 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 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on this day in history.