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Historical Events For May - 24

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

1940  On May - 24 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)  Click To Search About This In Google

1941  On this day in history bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive  Click To Search About This In Google

1941  The birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1941  On this day in history the German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic  Click To Search About This In Google

1941  Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1943  On this day in history admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  Click To Search About This In Google

1943  On this day in history u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje  Click To Search About This In Google

1943  On this day in history admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  Click To Search About This In Google

1943  On May - 24 vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84  Click To Search About This In Google

1944  On May - 24 enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists  Click To Search About This In Google

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1944  On May - 24 icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark  Click To Search About This In Google

1944  On May - 24 major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy  Click To Search About This In Google

1946  Transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1948  On this day in history the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West  Click To Search About This In Google

1948  On this day in history alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78  Click To Search About This In Google

1951  Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1951  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)  Click To Search About This In Google

1951  Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1953  Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1954  Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1954  German airline Lufthansa forms on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1954  IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1954  The first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1956  On May - 24 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India  Click To Search About This In Google

1956  On this day in history guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74  Click To Search About This In Google

1957  On May - 24 anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan  Click To Search About This In Google

1957  Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1958  On this day in history president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion  Click To Search About This In Google

1958  United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1958  UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1959  Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1959  On May - 24 the first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA)  Click To Search About This In Google

1959  John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71 on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1960  1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

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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)  Click To Search About This In Google

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  Click To Search About This In Google

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  Click To Search About This In Google

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  Click To Search About This In Google

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  Click To Search About This In Google

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  Click To Search About This In Google

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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  Click To Search About This In Google

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  Click To Search About This In Google

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  Click To Search About This In Google

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  Click To Search About This In Google

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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