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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 29 January 2015

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  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  

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

1944  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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  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  On this day in history racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal  

1951  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)  

1951  On this day in history willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants  

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

1954  On May - 24 dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit  

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  On this day in history the first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM  

1956  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1957  Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on this day in history.  

1958  On May - 24 president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion  

1958  On May - 24 united Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service  

1958  UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on May - 24.  

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

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

1959  On this day in history john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71  

1960  1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on May - 24.  

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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  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

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

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

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

1650  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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