Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Saturday, 25 October 2014
1940 On May - 24 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
1941 On May - 24 bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive
1941 On this day in history the birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter
1941 The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic on this day in history.
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 On May - 24 icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark
1944 On May - 24 major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy
1946 On May - 24 transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch
1948 On May - 24 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 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 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 this day in history 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 The first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM on May - 24.
1956 On May - 24 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India
1956 On this day in history guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74
1957 On May - 24 anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
1957 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on May - 24.
1958 On this day in history president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion
1958 On this day in history united Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service
1958 On this day in history uP & International News Service merge into United Press International
1959 On May - 24 empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England
1959 The first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA) on May - 24.
1959 John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on this day in history.