Historical Events For May - 24
Thursday, 23 March 2017
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 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 On May - 24 lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle
1943 Admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.
1943 U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje on May - 24.
1943 On May - 24 admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
1943 Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1944 Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists on May - 24.
1944 Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark on May - 24.
1944 On May - 24 major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy
1946 Transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West
1948 Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78 on May - 24.
1951 On May - 24 racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal
1951 On May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1951 Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants on this day in history.
1953 Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1954 Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit on May - 24.
1954 German airline Lufthansa forms on this day in history.
1954 On May - 24 iBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1954 On this day in history the first rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM
1956 On this day in history 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 On May - 24 anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
1957 On this day in history heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
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 On this day in history 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 On May - 24 john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71
1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on this day in history.