Historical Events In May - 24
Friday, 03 July 2020
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 May - 24 the birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter
1941 The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic on this day in history.
1941 On May - 24 lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle
1943 On this day in history admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
1943 On this day in history u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
1943 Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.
1943 Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West
1948 On this day in history alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78
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 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 May - 24.
1954 On this day in history german airline Lufthansa forms
1954 IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour on May - 24.
1954 On this day in history 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 May - 24.
1957 Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan on May - 24.
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 May - 24 united Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service
1958 On May - 24 uP & International News Service merge into United Press International
1959 On May - 24 empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England
1959 On May - 24 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 this day in history.
1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed on this day in history.