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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 29 July 2016

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 this day in history.  

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  On May - 24 admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  

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 May - 24.  

1944  On this day in history enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists  

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1944  On this day in history icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark  

1944  Major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy on this day in history.  

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 May - 24 the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West  

1948  Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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

1953  Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on May - 24.  

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  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 May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1957  On May - 24 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  UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on this day in history.  

1959  On May - 24 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  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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history 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 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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