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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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1941  On May - 24 the birth of Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  On May - 24 lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1943  On this day in history u-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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1944  On May - 24 icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  Major John Keefer Mahony (The Westminister Regiment(Motor)) wins the Victoria Cross at the Melfa River, Italy on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  On May - 24 transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  On this day in history the USSR stop road and rail traffic between Berlin and the West  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  On this day in history alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  On May - 24 racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal  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  On this day in history cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63  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  On this day in history german airline Lufthansa forms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour on May - 24.  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  On this day in history 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha celebrated in India  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1957  Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  On this day in history president Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion  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  On May - 24 empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  On May - 24 the first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  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  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  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  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de LorĂ©, French military commander (b. 1396)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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