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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 23 August 2014

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 this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history 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  Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle on this day in history.  

1943  Admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history german airline Lufthansa forms  

1954  On this day in history iBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour  

1954  The first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM on this day in history.  

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

1957  On this day in history heavy earthquake strikes Colombia  

1958  On this day in history 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 this day in history uP & International News Service merge into United Press International  

1959  Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48