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Historical Events For May - 24

Thursday, 25 May 2017

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

1941  On May - 24 bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive  

1941  On May - 24 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  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 this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84  

1944  Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists on May - 24.  

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1944  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

1948  On this day in history alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78  

1951  On this day in history racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal  

1951  US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on May - 24.  

1951  On this day in history willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants  

1953  On this day in history cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63  

1954  On May - 24 dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit  

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

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  Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on this day in history.  

1958  On May - 24 president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion  

1958  On May - 24 united Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service  

1958  UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71  

1960  1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on May - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

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 May - 24.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  

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