Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
1940 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1) on this day in history.
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 May - 24.
1943 On May - 24 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 May - 24.
1943 On May - 24 vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
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 this day in history.
1946 On May - 24 transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch
1948 The USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history 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 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 May - 24.
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 this day in history.
1957 On May - 24 heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
1958 President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on this day in history.
1958 United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service on May - 24.
1958 UP & International News Service merge into United Press International on this day in history.
1959 Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on May - 24.
1959 The first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA) on this day in history.
1959 On May - 24 john Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71
1960 On May - 24 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed