What happened this day in history May 24

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

  • 1621
    The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
  • 1798
    The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
  • 1830
    Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.
  • 1921
    The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti opens.
  • 1935
    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.
  • 1958
    United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
  • 1982
    Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
  • 2001
    The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200
  • 2004
    Communications in North Korea: North Korea bans mobile phones.

Who were born on May 24?

  • 1810
    Abraham Geiger, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1874)
  • 1900
    Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • 1913
    Peter Ellenshaw, American matte designer (d. 2007)
  • 1926
    Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor
  • 1938
    David Viscott, American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • 1938
    Tommy Chong, Canadian-born actor and comedian
  • 1956
    Richard B. Bernstein, American constitutional and legal historian
  • 1967
    Dana Ashbrook, American actor
  • 1967
    Steve McDonald, American bassist (Redd Kross)
  • 1977
    Kym Valentine, Australian actress

Who died on May 24?

  • 1861
    Elmer E. Ellsworth, American Civil War officer (b. 1837)
  • 1872
    Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (b. 1794)
  • 1908
    Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1821)
  • 1919
    Amado Nervo, Mexican poet (b. 1870)
  • 1991
    Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912)
  • 1995
    Harold Wilson, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1964-1970, 1974-1976 (b. 1916)
  • 2003
    Lady Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    Carl Amery, German writer (b. 1922)
  • 2006
    Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Morrie Martin, Former Major League Baseball (b. 1922)

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