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Historical Events In May - 24

Thursday, 19 April 2018

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

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

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

1941  On May - 24 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  Admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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

1944  On this day in history enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1944  Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark on this day in history.  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  On this day in history transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch  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 this day in history alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1953  Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63 on this day in history.  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  German airline Lufthansa forms on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  On May - 24 iBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour  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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1957  Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1958  President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on this day in history.  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  On May - 24 uP & International News Service merge into United Press International  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 this day in history john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  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  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  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 May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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