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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 22 November 2014

1940  On May - 24 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1943  Admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on this day in history.  

1943  On May - 24 u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje  

1943  Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on this day in history.  

1943  Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 on May - 24.  

1944  On May - 24 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 this day in history transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch  

1948  The USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West on May - 24.  

1948  Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78 on May - 24.  

1951  Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal on this day in history.  

1951  US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on May - 24.  

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  The first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM on May - 24.  

1956  2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India on this day in history.  

1956  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1958  President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on this day in history.  

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 May - 24 uP & International News Service merge into United Press International  

1959  Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on May - 24.  

1959  On May - 24 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 May - 24 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed  

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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)  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

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

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

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