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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 21 December 2014

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 May - 24.  

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

1941  The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic on May - 24.  

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

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

1944  Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark on this day in history.  

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

1948  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

1951  On this day in history 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  German airline Lufthansa forms on this day in history.  

1954  IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74  

1957  On this day in history anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan  

1957  On May - 24 heavy earthquake strikes Colombia  

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

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 May - 24.  

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

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 May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  

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

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

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

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

1650  On this day in history 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.  

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  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

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 this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

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

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