Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Friday, 27 February 2015
1940 On this day in history 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
1941 On this day in history bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive
1941 On this day in history the birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter
1941 The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic on May - 24.
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 U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje on this day in history.
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 On May - 24 enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists
1944 On this day in history icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark
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 May - 24.
1948 The USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West on May - 24.
1948 On May - 24 alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78
1951 On May - 24 racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal
1951 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on May - 24.
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 On this day in history german airline Lufthansa forms
1954 On this day in history iBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1954 On May - 24 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 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 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on May - 24.
1958 On this day in history president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion
1958 On this day in history united Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service
1958 On this day in history uP & International News Service merge into United Press International
1959 Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on this day in history.
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 May - 24.
1960 On this day in history 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed