May 24 in History – What happened on 24 May in Past

24 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 24, the day number in a year is 144 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 145. May 24 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 24 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1557Sikandar Shah Suri, an army of 80,000 horses himself and met the Army at Sirhind. He was defeated by the Mughal army and was compelled to retreat to the Sivalik Hills in northern Punjab. The victorious Mughals marched to Delhi and occupied it. Sikandar Shah Suri was the sixth ruler of Sur dynasty, a late medieval Pashtun dynasty of northern India. He became the sultan of Delhi after overthrowing Ibrahim Shah Suri.
1653The German Parliament declared Ferdinand II as King of Austria.
1689The Act of Toleration became law in England, granting freedomof worship to Nonconformists under certain circumstances, butdeliberately excluding Catholics.
1689The British Parliament guaranteed religious freedom to Protestant Christians.
1738At a Moravian meeting in Aldersgate, London, John Wesleyexperienced a spiritual rebirth, leading him to launch the Methodistmovement.
1824The British captured Rangoon and Burma in the First Anglo-Burmese War.
1830The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the first common carrier andClass I railroad in the United States, opened for scheduled service.
1830The nursery rhyme 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' was first publishedas an original poem by Sarah Josepha Hale.
1830Passenger railroad service was introduced for the first time in the US.
1832The First Kingdom of Greece was declared in the London Conference. The Kingdom of Greece was a state established in 1832 at the Convention of London by the Great Powers, the United Kingdom, France and the Russian Empire. It was internationally recognized by the Treaty of Constantinople, where it also secured full independence from the Ottoman Empire.
1854Anthony Burns arrested by US Deputy Marshal in Boston.
1875Syed Ahmad Khan established the Muhammadan Anglo Oriental School in Aligarh which is presently known as Aligarh Muslim University.
1883New York City opened the Brooklyn Bridge the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
1883The Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic 13 years after construction.
1903The Madrid race for automobiles began in Paris, killing eight people.
1913Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia married Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, one of the last great social events of European royalty before World War I began fourteen months later.
1915World War I: Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary, join the conflict on the side of the Allies. The Entente Powers or Allies were the countries at war with the Central Powers during World War I. The members of the Triple Entente were the French Republic, the British Empire and the Russian Empire.
1915Thomas Alva Edition invented Telescribe.
1921The first general election was held for the new Parliament of Northern Ireland.
1922Russian and Italy signed trade agreements.
1930English aviatrix Amy Johnson landed in Darwin, NorthernTerritory, becoming the first woman to successfully fly from England toAustralia.
1940Igor Sikorsky performed the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight. Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky was a Russian American aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He designed and flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky Vityaz in 1913, and the first airliner, Ilya Muromets, in 1914.
1948Arab–Israeli War-After five days of fighting, Egyptianforces finally captured the Israeli community of Yad Mordechai after thedefenders had abandoned it.
1955The French Open tennis tournament opened at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris.
1956The first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was held inLugano, Switzerland.
1957Anti-American riots broke out in Taipei city of Taiwan.
1959British Empire Day was named Commonwealth Day.
1960Cordón Caulle in the Andes in Chile, began to erupt, less thantwo days after the Valdivia earthquake struck the region.
1962Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbited the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule. Malcolm Scott Carpenter was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, astronaut, and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space.
1962Project Mercury-American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbited theEarth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
1963United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy met withAfrican American author James Baldwin in an unsuccessful attempt toimprove race relations.
1970The drilling of the Kola Super deep Borehole began in the Soviet Union. The Kola Superdeep Borehole is the result of a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth's crust. A number of boreholes were drilled by branching from a central hole. The deepest, reached 12,262 metres in 1989 and still is the deepest artificial point on Earth.
1970On the Kola Peninsula in Russia, drilling began on the Kola Superdeep Borehole, eventually reaching 12,262 metres (40,230 ft),making it the deepest hole ever drilled and the deepest artificial pointon the earth.
1976Concorde service began from London to Washington DC. Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner that was in service from 1976 to 2003. It is one of only two supersonic transports to have entered commercial service. It featured a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04, with seating for 92 to 128 passengers.
1976In a wine competition in Paris, French judges shocked the wine industry by rating California wines higher than French ones.
1981An explosion in a grain elevator in the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, killed 9 and injured 30.
1986Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first Prime Minister to visit Israel.
1991The Israel Defense Forces began Operation Solomon, a covertoperation to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
1991Operation Solomon commissioned by Israeli Prime Minister Itzhac Shamir.
1993Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia. Following a UN-supervised referendum in Eritrea in which the Eritrean people overwhelmingly voted for independence, Eritrea declared its independence and gained international recognition.
1994More than 250 Hajis died due to stampede during a Haj ceremony in Meena, Saudi Arabia).
1999Former President of Serbia Slobodan Miloševic was indictedfor war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
2000World Turtle Day, sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive. Turtle Day is celebrated worldwide in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green summer dresses, to saving turtles caught on highways, to research activities.
200115-year-old Sherpa Tenba Sheri of Nepal became the youngest climber to conquer Mount Everest.
2002Russia and the US signed the Treaty of Moscow.
2002Russia and the United States signed the Moscow Treaty.
2004North Korea banned mobile phones.
2005NB Inkbair was elected President of Mongolia.
2006An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary film about former UnitedStates Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens aboutglobal warming, was released.
2013Rafael Correa sworn in Ecuador's presidency for the third time.
2014Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra was arrested after a military coup.
2015The Republic of Ireland voted to legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. The marriage is recognized irrespective of the sex of the partners. The result requires ratification in the Oireachtas before going into legal effect, though it is estimated that the first same-sex marriages will take place in autumn 2015.



Famous Birthdays of May 24:

YearName / Profession / Country
15 BGermanicus / General / Roman Republic
1616John Maitland / Politician / Scotland
1990Mattias Ekholm / Ice Hockey Player / Sweden
1974Masahide Kobayashi / Baseball Player / Japan
1895Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr. / Publisher / United States of America
1945Richard Ottaway / Politician / United Kingdom
1961Alain Lemieux / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1933Réal Giguère / Actor / Canada
1900Eduardo De Filippo / Actor / Italy
1978Elijah Burke / Wrestler / United States of America
1948Richard Dembo / Writer / France
1916Roden Cutler / Politician / Australia
1966Eric Cantona / Footballer / France
1975Marc Gagnon / Speed Skater / Canada
1976Alessandro Cortini / Singer / United States of America
1967Eric Close / Actor / United States of America
1975Giannis Goumas / Footballer / Greece
1972Greg Berlanti / Producer / United States of America
1972Layne Beachley / Surfer / Australia
1983Custódio Castro / Footballer / Portugal
1980Jason Babin / Footballer / United States of America
1962Gene Anthony Ray / Actor / United States of America
1928William Trevor / Writer / Ireland
1984Sarah Hagan / Actress / United States of America
1937Archie Shepp / Composer / United States of America
1971Kris Draper / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1878Lillian Moller Gilbreth / Engineer / United States of America
1963Rich Rodriguez / Footballer / United States of America
1974Sébastien Foucan / Actor / France
1947Martin Winterkorn / Business Man / Germany

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