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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 03 May 2015

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

1941  Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history the birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter  

1941  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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

1944  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal  

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

1954  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74  

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

1957  Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on this day in history.  

1958  President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on May - 24.  

1958  United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service on this day in history.  

1958  UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

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

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

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

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

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

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

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 May - 24.  

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

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

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