What are the important events that happened on May 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
May 24: Facts & Myths About This Day
May 24 is the 145th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 11, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,504,640 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontapentagon’ day.
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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 264 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,711 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 24 Historical Events
The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
Mexican-American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.
The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti opens.
The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field.
United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200
Communications in North Korea: North Korea bans mobile phones.
Who were born on May 24?
Abraham Geiger, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1874)
Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
Peter Ellenshaw, American matte designer (d. 2007)
Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor
David Viscott, American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
Tommy Chong, Canadian-born actor and comedian
Richard B. Bernstein, American constitutional and legal historian
Dana Ashbrook, American actor
Steve McDonald, American bassist (Redd Kross)
Kym Valentine, Australian actress
Who died on May 24?
Elmer E. Ellsworth, American Civil War officer (b. 1837)
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (b. 1794)
Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1821)
Amado Nervo, Mexican poet (b. 1870)
Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912)
Harold Wilson, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1964-1970, 1974-1976 (b. 1916)
Lady Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
Carl Amery, German writer (b. 1922)
Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915)
Morrie Martin, Former Major League Baseball (b. 1922)
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