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World News, May 24, 2023. The date of May 24 is important and historical in the history of the country and the world for many reasons. Discover the important historical events that took place on May 24 throughout history. Explore significant events, famous births, and notable inventions on this date. The date of May 24 holds great historical significance, both in the country and the world. From royal coronations to scientific breakthroughs, explore the notable events that occurred on this day throughout history. Let us know about the events that happened in history on these days.

Important events

919 – Henry the Fowler is elected as king of the East Frankish Kingdom by the nobles of Franconia and Saxony at the Imperial Diet in Fritzlar. 

1086 Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III
1153 Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots
1218 – The Fifth Crusade sets sail from Acre, heading towards Egypt.

1276 – Magnus Ladulås receives his coronation as the King of Sweden at Uppsala Cathedral.

1487 – In an attempt to challenge King Henry VII’s rule, the ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned as Edward VI at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.

1567 – Erik XIV of Sweden, along with his guards, murders five imprisoned Swedish nobles.

1595 – The Nomenclator of Leiden University Library is published, marking the first printed catalog of an institutional library.

1689 – The British Parliament guarantees religious freedom to Protestant Christians.
1875 – Syed Ahmad Khan established the Muhammadan Anglo Oriental School in Aligarh. It is now known as Aligarh Muslim University.

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge, connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic.

1915 – Thomas Alva Edison invented the telescribe.

1931 – The first air-conditioned passenger train was run on the Waltmore-Ohio route in America.

1959 – Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day.

1985-Ten thousand people died due to cyclonic storm in Bangladesh.

1986 – Margaret Thatcher became the first British Prime Minister to visit Israel.

1994 – Stampede during a Haj ceremony in Mina (Saudi Arabia). More than 250 pilgrims died.

1994 – Four men convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.

2001 – 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Sherry of Nepal became the youngest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

2004 – North Korea banned mobile phones.

2014-Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yinglak Shinawatra was arrested after the military coup.

2015 – Legalization of same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland.


1896: India’s famous revolutionary Kartar Singh Sarabha.

1899: Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

1952: Former Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai.

1954: Indian mountaineer Bachendri Pal.

1955: Rajesh Roshan, famous composer of Hindi films.


1543-Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus.

1879: William Lloyd Garrison, leader of the American anti-slavery movement.

1990: Former Lok Sabha Speaker of India KS Hegde.

1999: India’s great wrestling coach and wrestler Guru Hanuman.

2000: Indian lyricist and poet Majrooh Sultanpuri.


commonwealth day

1667 French troops attack into Southern Netherlands
1689 English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
1697 English King William III travels through northern Europe
1738 John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day
1755 Smuggler Louis Mandrin considered the French Robin Hood is sentenced to be broken on the wheel, a medieval form of torture and execution that breaks the bones of the subject
1775 John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress
1798 Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins
1815 George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia
1818 General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola, Florida
1822 Battle of Pichincha, Simón Bolívar secures the independence of Ecuador from Spain
1824 Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee
1829 Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate
1830 “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is first published by Boston firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon
1830 1st regular passenger rail service on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line, horse-drawn rail cars connect Baltimore to Ellicott’s Mills
1832 The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference
1844 Samuel Morse taps out “What hath God wrought” in the world’s first telegraph message
1847 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is awarded the Patron’s Medal by the Royal Geographical Society, London in recognition of ‘the increased knowledge of the great continent of Australia’ gained by his Moreton Bay-Port Essington journey
1854 Escaped slave Anthony Burns is arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Act
1856 Pottawatomie Massacre: John Brown and abolitionist settlers kill five pro-slavery settlers in Franklin County, Kansas
1861 Alexandria, Virginia occupied by Federal troops
1861 Union Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves “contraband of war”
1862 Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time
1862 Westminster Bridge across The Thames in London opens, becoming the second such bridge after an earlier bridge fell into decay
1866 Berkeley, California named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne)
1870 Memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US
1873 Alexandra Palace opens on Queen Victoria’s 54th birthday with a grand celebration including concerts, recitals and fireworks
1873 Leo Delibes’ opera “Le Roi l’a Dit” (“The King Has Spoken”) premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris
1877 5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5
1878 CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race at Beacon Park in Boston
1879 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5
1881 Overloaded Canadian river ferry “Princess Victoria” sinks near London, Ontario, 180 die
1881 Turkey cedes Thessaly and Arta back to Greece.
1883 Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Chester A. Arthur and NY Governor Grover Cleveland
1884 Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party forms People’s Party in US
1887 Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E African Association at East African harbors
1890 Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma
1890 Leo von Caprivi succeeds Otto von Bismarck as Chancellor of Germany
1890 Tivoli Theater of Varieties opens in London
1894 Lowell Observatory, Arizona, first begins observations of Mars with an eighteen-inch telescope, leads its builder Percival Lowell to conclude there are canals on Mars
1895 Henry Irving becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
1901 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales
1902 Cleve’s Bill Bradley is 1st ALer to hit a HR run in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918
1902 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
1908 John Masefields “Tragedy of Nan” premieres in London
1909 Bristol University granted Royal Charter

Historic Invention

1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1916 Conscription begins in Britain
1916 French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
1916 Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname
1916 US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker
1918 British officer General Poole lands at Murmansk, the Russian port on the Barents Sea
1918 Cleveland starter Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19) in a complete game as the Indians beat the New York Yankees, 3-2 at the Polo Grounds, NYC
1921 1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected
1921 Bulhoek Massacre: police commissioner Colonel Theodore Truter leads 6 squadrons and artillery detachment against Israelite religious sect collected at annual gathering on land of leader Enoch Mgijima at Ntabalanga; 190 killed
1922 Record temperature in Netherlands for May (35.6°C)
1922 Russian-Italian trade agreement signed
1923 Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British Prime Minister
World Record
1926 Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi sets world 3000m record (8:25.4) in Berlin, Germany
1928 Italian aviator Umberto Nobile flies airship Italia over North Pole again (crashes onto ice pack a day later)

Sports History

1928 Record 12 future Baseball Hall of Famers take the field as NY Yankees beat Philadelphia A’s, 9-7 at Shibe Park; managers Miller Huggins & Connie Mack, umpire Tom Connolly also HOF’ers
1929 Chicago WS pitcher Ted Lyons and Detroit’s George Uhle go 21 innings before Tigers get a run to win, 6-5; longest game (3 hours, 31 mins) ever at Comiskey Park, Chicago

Cricket History

1930 21 year old Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 252 not out in a tour match for Australia v Surrey at Kennington Oval, London
1930 Amy Johnson becomes the 1st woman to fly solo from England to Australia

Baseball Record

1930 NY Yankees’ legendary slugger Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader (beat Philadelphia A’s 10-6 & 11-1); gives him 9 HR’s in one week
1931 1st air-conditioned train installed-B&O Railroad

Music History

1933 Dmitri Shostakovich’s Preludes premieres in Moscow
1934 Colombia & Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia
1935 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Philadelphia 1)
1936 Dutch bishops forbid membership of Nazi party
1936 Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs); Ben Chapman sets record by reaching 1st 7 times safely, Yanks beat A’s 25-2
1940 1st night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)
1940 Adolf Hitler affirms General von Rundstedts “Stopbevel”
1940 Dutch army demobilizes

Radio History

1940 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio
1940 German tanks reach Arras, France
1940 NY Giants swat Boston Bees, 8-1, in 1st night game at Polo Grounds, NYC
1941 German athlete Rudolf Harbig runs world record 1,000m in 2:21.5 at Dresden, Germany
1941 German battleship Bismarck sinks the British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive
1943 Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
1943 Final entry in the Stroop Report, detailing the destruction of the Jewish Warsaw Ghetto, compiled by Nazi officers, later used as evidence in the Nuremberg trials
1943 U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
1944 Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania’s anti fascists
1944 Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark
1946 Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as New York Yankees manager

Music Premiere

1948 Benjamin Britten’s “Beggar’s Opera” premieres at Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England
1951 Racial segregation in Washington, D.C. restaurants ruled illegal
1951 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1953 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Doctor Mellifluus
1954 1st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico
1954 Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st African American to head an American Medical Association unit (New York County)
1954 German airline Lufthansa forms
1954 IBM announces vacuum tube “electronic” brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1956 1st Eurovision Song Contest: Lys Assia for Switzerland wins singing “Refrain” in Lugano
1956 Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha’s Parinibbāna
1957 Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
1957 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
1958 “New Girl in Town” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 performances
1958 Cuban President Fulgencio Batista opens military offensive against Fidel Castro’s armed rebellion
1958 United Press Association and International News Service merge to form United Press International
1959 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania)
1959 Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in Great Britain
1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi
1961 Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
1961 NASA Explorer Ionosphere research mission fails to reach Earth orbit
1962 The Beatles record “Sweet Georgia Brown” & “Swanee” in Hamburg, Germany to close out their contract with producer Bert Kaempfert; Tony Sheridan later dubs vocal over tracks
1962 US astronaut Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 (Mercury-Atlas 7) orbits the Earth three times in a flight just under five hours [1]
1963 1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
1963 Barbra Streisand performs “Happy Days Are Here Again” at White House Press Correspondents Dinner, and meets US President John F. Kennedy

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