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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 28 May 2015

1940  1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on May - 24.  

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  On May - 24 the German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic  

1941  On May - 24 lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle  

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

1944  On May - 24 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  The USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)  

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

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 this day in history german airline Lufthansa forms  

1954  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

1956  Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1959  Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on May - 24.  

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  1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

1671  On May - 24 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  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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