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Historical Events For May - 24

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

1940  On this day in history 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1941  On this day in history the German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On this day in history admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On May - 24 vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1944  On this day in history icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  On this day in history major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  Transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  The USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  On May - 24 alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  On May - 24 racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  On May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  On this day in history willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1953  On this day in history cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  On this day in history german airline Lufthansa forms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1956  2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1956  Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1957  On this day in history heavy earthquake strikes Colombia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  On May - 24 president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  On May - 24 united Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  On this day in history the first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  On May - 24 john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1960  1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

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1522  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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