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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 01 November 2014

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 this day in history.  

1941  The birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter on this day in history.  

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

1941  On this day in history lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle  

1943  Admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on this day in history.  

1943  U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje on May - 24.  

1943  Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.  

1943  On this day in history vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84  

1944  On this day in history enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists  

1944  On this day in history 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  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  On May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)  

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 May - 24.  

1954  Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit on this day in history.  

1954  German airline Lufthansa forms on May - 24.  

1954  On this day in history iBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour  

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

1956  On May - 24 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India  

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

1957  Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on May - 24.  

1957  Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on this day in history.  

1958  President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

1959  On May - 24 empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England  

1959  The first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA) on May - 24.  

1959  John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71 on May - 24.  

1960  On May - 24 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

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

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

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

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

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

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48