Historical Events For May - 24
Sunday, 24 September 2017
1940 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on May - 24.
1941 On this day in history bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive
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 this day in history.
1943 U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje on May - 24.
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 Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark on May - 24.
1944 Major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy on this day in history.
1946 Transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch on this day in history.
1948 The USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West on this day in history.
1948 Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
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 On May - 24 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 May - 24.
1954 German airline Lufthansa forms on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India
1956 Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 on May - 24.
1957 Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on May - 24.
1957 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1958 On May - 24 uP & International News Service merge into United Press International
1959 Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on May - 24.
1959 On this day in history the first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA)
1959 John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed