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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

1940  1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on this day in history.  

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 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  Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.  

1943  On May - 24 vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84  

1944  Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1951  Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants on this day in history.  

1953  Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit  

1954  German airline Lufthansa forms on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1957  On May - 24 heavy earthquake strikes Colombia  

1958  President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on this day in history.  

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  Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on May - 24.  

1959  The first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA) on this day in history.  

1959  On May - 24 john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71  

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  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

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

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

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

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  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

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  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On May - 24 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  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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