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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

1940  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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  Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

1943  On May - 24 u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje  

1943  On May - 24 admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  

1943  Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 on May - 24.  

1944  On May - 24 enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists  

1944  Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark on May - 24.  

1944  Major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78  

1951  Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal on May - 24.  

1951  US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on this day in history.  

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 May - 24 german airline Lufthansa forms  

1954  IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour on this day in history.  

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  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  On May - 24 heavy earthquake strikes Colombia  

1958  President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on May - 24.  

1958  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1959  On May - 24 empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England  

1959  On this day in history the first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA)  

1959  John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

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

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

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)  

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

1425  On May - 24 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 May - 24 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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