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Historical Events In May - 24

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

1940  1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  On this day in history bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  On May - 24 the birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  On this day in history lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  Admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On May - 24 u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On this day in history vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1944  Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1948  On May - 24 the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  On this day in history willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1953  Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1954  On this day in history german airline Lufthansa forms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1954  On May - 24 the first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1956  On this day in history 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1956  Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  On May - 24 anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  On this day in history heavy earthquake strikes Colombia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  On this day in history uP & International News Service merge into United Press International  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  The first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1960  On May - 24 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1144  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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