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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 28 May 2016

1940  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1941  The birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  

1943  U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje on this day in history.  

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

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  

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

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

1946  On May - 24 transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch  

1948  The USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West on May - 24.  

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

1953  On May - 24 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 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  On this day in history the first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM  

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

1956  On this day in history 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  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  On May - 24 uP & International News Service merge into United Press International  

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

1960  On this day in history 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  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

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

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

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

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  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  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

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

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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