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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

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

1941  On May - 24 bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive  

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  Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle on this day in history.  

1943  On May - 24 admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  

1943  On May - 24 u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje  

1943  On this day in history admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean  

1943  Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 on May - 24.  

1944  Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists on this day in history.  

1944  On May - 24 icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark  

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  Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1951  On May - 24 racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal  

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  Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit  

1954  German airline Lufthansa forms on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India  

1956  Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1957  On May - 24 anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan  

1957  Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on this day in history.  

1958  On May - 24 president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion  

1958  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

1960  1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on May - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

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

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

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  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

1408  On May - 24 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 this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

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

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


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