Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Tuesday, 09 February 2016
1940 On this day in history 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
1941 Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive on May - 24.
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 this day in history.
1943 On this day in history admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
1943 On May - 24 u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
1943 On May - 24 admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
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 Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark on May - 24.
1944 Major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy on May - 24.
1946 On May - 24 transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch
1948 On this day in history the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West
1948 On May - 24 alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78
1951 Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal on May - 24.
1951 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on this day in history.
1951 Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants on this day in history.
1953 On May - 24 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 On May - 24 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 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 Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on May - 24.
1957 On May - 24 heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
1958 President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on May - 24.
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 May - 24 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 May - 24 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed