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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

1940  1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1944  Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark  

1944  Major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy on this day in history.  

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 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 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1954  German airline Lufthansa forms on this day in history.  

1954  IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history the first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM  

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

1956  Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1957  Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history heavy earthquake strikes Colombia  

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  UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England  

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  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

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

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on this day in history.