Monday, 24 May 2010

May 24 - Summary

May 24th Summary:

May 24 - Events

May 24th Details:
May 24th Events:
1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
1276 – Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
1487 – Lambert Simnel (10-year-old) is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland under the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign.
1595 – Leiden University Library - first printed catalog of an institutional library.
1621 – Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
1626 – Manhattan is bought by Peter Minuit.
1689 – Act of Toleration is passed by the English Parliament, protecting Protestants, though Roman Catholics are intentionally excluded.
1738 – John Wesley is converted leading to the launch of the Methodist movement - celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.
1798 – The Irish Rebellion of 1798 begins.
1822 – Battle of Pichincha - Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
1830 – Sarah Josepha Hale publishes 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'.
1830 – The first fee paying trains in the United States begin service.
1832 – London Conference declares the First Kingdom of Greece.
1844 – Samuel Morse inaugurates the first telegraph line by sending the message "What hath God wrought" (a Bible quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol.
1846 – General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey (Mexican-American War).
1861 – Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia (American Civil War).
1883 – Brooklyn Bridge, in New York City, is opened to traffic.
1900 – The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State (Second Boer War).
1901 – Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales - 78 miners die.
1915 – Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary (World War I).
1921 – Trial of Sacco & Vanzetti opens.
1930 – Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.
1940 – The first successful single-rotor helicopter flight is performed by Igor Sikorsky.
1941 – Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks HMS Hood (World War II).
1943 – Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1956 – Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day - marks the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha's Parinibbāna.
1956 – First Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland.
1958 – United Press International is formed.
1961 – Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus.
1961 – Cyprus enters the Council of Europe.
1962 – Astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth 3 times in the Aurora 7 space capsule (Project Mercury).
1967 – Egypt imposes a blockade & siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.
1968 – FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.
1973 – Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal & Leader of the House of Lords.
1976 – Concorde service begins between London & Washington, D.C.
1982 – Iran–Iraq War Liberation of Khorramshahr - Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis.
1989 – Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, wins a libel action against Private Eye.
1991 – Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.
1991 – Operation Solomon - evacuation of Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
1992 – General Suchinda Kraprayoon (Thailand), resigns following pro-democracy protests.
2000 – Israeli troops, after 22 years of occupation, withdraw from southern Lebanon.
2001 – The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel.
2002 – Moscow Treaty signed by Russia & the United States.
2004 – North Korea bans mobile phones.

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May 24 - Deaths

May 24th Details:
May 24th Deaths:
1153 – King David I of Scotland (b. 1084)
1351 – Abu al-Hasan 'Ali - Sultan of Morocco (b. c. 1297)
1408 – Taejo of Joseon - ruler of Korea (b. 1335)
1425 – Murdoch Stewart - 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)
1456 – Ambroise de Loré - French military commander (b. 1396)
1543 – Nicolaus Copernicus - Polish astronomer (b. 1473)
1612 – Robert Cecil - 1st Earl of Salisbury, English statesman (b. 1563)
1627 – Luis de Góngora - Spanish poet (b. 1561)
1632 – Robert Hues - English mathematician & geographer (b. 1553)
1725 – Jonathan Wild - English criminal (b. 1682)
1734 – Georg Ernst Stahl - German physician & chemist (b. 1660)
1792 – George Brydges Rodney - 1st Baron Rodney, British naval officer (b. 1718)
1806 – John Campbell - 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (b. 1723)
1843 – Sylvestre François Lacroix - French mathematician (b. 1765)
1861 – Elmer E. Ellsworth - American Civil War officer (b. 1837)
1872 – Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld - German painter (b. 1794)
1876 – Georgi Benkovski - Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1843)
1879 – William Lloyd Garrison - American abolitionist & publisher (b. 1805)
1881 – Samuel Palmer - English artist (b. 1805)
1883 – Abdel Kadir - Algerian leader (b. 1808)
1908 – Old Tom Morris - Scottish golfer (b. 1821)
1915 – Private John Condon - English World War I soldier (b. 1896)
1919 – Amado Nervo - Mexican poet (b. 1870)
1941 – Lancelot Holland - British admiral (b. 1887)
1945 – Robert Ritter von Greim - German field marshal (b. 1892)
1947 – Charles Ferdinand Ramuz - Swiss writer (b. 1878)
1948 – Jacques Feyder - Belgian director & screenwriter (b. 1885)
1949 – Aleksey Shchusev - Russian architect (b. 1873)
1950 – Archibald Wavell - British Field Marshal (b. 1883)
1959 – John Foster Dulles - American, 52nd United States Secretary of State (b. 1888)
1963 – Elmore James - American blues guitarist, singer & songwriter (b. 1918)
1969 – Willy Ley - German-born rocket scientist (b. 1906)
1972 – Ismail Yasin - Egyptian comedian & actor (b. 1915)
1974 – Duke Ellington - American composer & musician (b. 1899)
1984 – Vincent J. McMahon - American pro wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
1991 – Gene Clark - American singer & songwriter (The Byrds) (b. 1944)
1991 – Miriam di San Servolo - Italian actress (b. 1912)
1992 – Hitoshi Ogawa - Japanese racing driver (b. 1956)
1995 – Harold Wilson - English politician (b. 1916)
1996 – Joseph Mitchell - American journalist (b. 1908)
1996 – Enrique Álvarez Félix - Mexican actor (b. 1934)
1997 – Edward Mulhare - Irish actor (b. 1923)
2000 – Kurt Schork - American reporter (b. 1947)
2000 – Majrooh Sultanpuri - Indian poet & lyricist (b. 1919)
2002 – Wallace Markfield - American writer (b. 1926)
2003 – Rachel Kempson - English actress (b. 1910)
2004 – Henry Ries - American photographer (b. 1917)
2004 – Milton Shulman - Canadian author & critic (b. 1913)
2004 – Edward Wagenknecht - American literary critic (b. 1900)
2005 – Carl Amery - German writer (b. 1922)
2005 – Arthur Haulot - Belgian journalist (b. 1913)
2005 – Vivian Liberto - first wife of Johnny Cash (b. 1934)
2006 – Henry Bumstead - American art director (b. 1915)
2006 – Michał Życzkowski - Polish technician (b. 1930)
2006 – Jesus Ledesma Aguilar - Mexican convicted killer (b. 1963)
2007 – Bill Johnston - Australian cricketer (b. 1922)
2008 – Dick Martin - American comedian (b. 1922)
2008 – Rob Knox - British actor (b. 1989)
2009 – Jay Bennett - American guitarist & singer-songwriter (Wilco) (b. 1963)
2010 – Leonida Georgievna - Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
2010 – Ray Alan - English ventriloquist & television entertainer (b. 1930)

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May 24 - Births

May 24th Details:
May 24th Births:
15 BC – Julius Caesar Germanicus - Roman commander (d. 19)
1494 – Pontormo - Italian painter (d. 1557)
1522 – John Jewel - English Bishop of Salisbury (d. 1571)
1544 – William Gilbert - English natural philosopher (d. 1603)
1616 – John Maitland - Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)
1671 – Gian Gastone de' Medici - Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)
1686 – Gabriel Fahrenheit - German inventor & thermometer maker (d. 1736)
1689 – Daniel Finch - 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (d. 1769)
1743 – Jean-Paul Marat - French revolutionary (d. 1793)
1794 – William Whewell - English scientist & philosopher (d. 1866)
1803 – Alexander von Nordmann - Finnish zoologist (d. 1866)
1810 – Charles Clark - 24th Governor of Mississippi (d. 1877)
1810 – Abraham Geiger - German rabbi & scholar (d. 1874)
1816 – Emanuel Leutze - German-born painter (d. 1868)
1819 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901)
1830 – Alexei Savrasov - Russian painter (d. 1897)
1836 – Joseph Rowntree - British social reformer (d. 1925)
1854 – John Riley Banister - American law officer & cowboy (d. 1918)
1855 – Arthur Wing Pinero - English playwright (d. 1934)
1863 – George Grey Barnard - American sculptor (d. 1938)
1868 – Charlie Taylor - American mechanic, associate with the Wright brothers (d. 1956)
1870 – Benjamin Cardozo - American jurist (d. 1938)
1870 – Jan Christiaan Smuts - Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1950)
1874 – Princess Marie of Hesse & by Rhine (d. 1878)
1878 – Lillian Moller Gilbreth - American engineer (d. 1972)
1879 – H. B. Reese - American inventor of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups & founder of H. B. Reese Candy Co. (d. 1956)
1885 – Susan Sutherland Isaacs - English educational psychologist (d. 1948)
1886 – Paul Paray - French conductor & composer (d. 1979)
1887 – Edward "Mick" Mannock - Irish WWI flying ace (d. 1918)
1891 – William F. Albright - American archeologist & Biblical scholar (d. 1971)
1895 – Samuel Irving Newhouse - American publisher (d. 1979)
1899 – Suzanne Lenglen - French tennis player (d. 1938)
1899 – Henri Michaux - French poet (d. 1984)
1900 – Lionel Conacher - Canadian athlete & politician (d. 1954)
1900 – Eduardo De Filippo - Italian actor & screenwriter (d. 1984)
1901 – José Nasazzi - Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
1903 – Milo Burcham - American aviator (d. 1944)
1905 – Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov - Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1908 – Sam Giancana - American gangster (d. 1975)
1909 – Wilbur Mills - U.S. House of Representative from Arkansas (d. 1992)
1911 – Barbara West - English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
1914 – Lilli Palmer - German-born actress (d. 1986)
1914 – Giuseppe Valdengo - Italian baritone (d. 2007)
1916 – Roden Cutler - Australian diplomat (d. 2002)
1923 – Siobhán McKenna - Irish actress (d. 1986)
1925 – Mai Zetterling - Swedish-born entertainer (d. 1994)
1926 – Stanley Baxter - Scottish actor
1928 – William Trevor - Irish writer
1930 – Hans-Martin Linde - German conductor
1931 – Michael Lonsdale - French actor
1932 – Arnold Wesker - English dramatist
1933 – Aharon Lichtenstein - French-born American Orthodox Jewish rabbi & rosh yeshiva
1934 – Jane Byrne - 50th Mayor of Chicago
1934 – Barry Rose - English choir-trainer & organist
1935 – Joan Micklin Silver - American director
1936 – Harold Budd - American composer & poet
1937 – Archie Shepp - American jazz saxophonist
1938 – Tommy Chong - Canadian-born actor & comedian
1938 – David Viscott - American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
1940 – Joseph Brodsky - Russian-born poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1941 – Bob Dylan - American singer & songwriter
1941 – George Lakoff - American linguist & political activist
1942 – Ali Bacher - South African cricketer & administrator
1943 – Gary Burghoff - American actor
1944 – Patti LaBelle - American R&B singer, songwriter & actress
1945 – Priscilla Presley - American actress
1946 – Irena Szewińska - Russian-born Polish sprinter
1947 – Martin Winterkorn - German automotive executive (Volkswagen Group)
1949 – Jim Broadbent - English actor
1949 – Sybil Danning - Austrian actress
1949 – Tomaž Pisanski - Slovenian mathematician
1950 – Larry Seidlin - American judge
1953 – Alfred Molina - London-born Spanish-Italian actor
1953 – Nell Campbell - American actress, singer
1955 – Rosanne Cash - American singer
1955 – David Leonard - American guitarist, singer & songwriter
1956 – Michael Jackson - Northern Irish clergyman
1956 – Richard B. Bernstein - American constitutional & legal historian
1956 – Larry Blackmon - American singer (Cameo)
1959 – Pelle Lindbergh - Swedish hockey player (d. 1985)
1960 – Kristin Scott Thomas - English actress
1960 – Guy Fletcher - British keyboardist (Dire Straits)
1960 – Doug Jones - American actor
1962 – Gene Anthony Ray - American actor (d. 2003)
1962 – Héctor Camacho - Puerto Rican boxer
1963 – Ivan Capelli - Italian racing driver
1963 – Michael Chabon - American author
1963 – Joe Dumars - American basketball player
1963 – Kathy Leander - Swiss singer
1963 – Rich Rodriguez - American football coach
1964 – Adrian Moorhouse - British swimmer
1964 – Ray Stevenson - British actor
1964 – Pat Verbeek - Canadian ice hockey player
1965 – John C. Reilly - American actor
1965 – Shinichiro Watanabe - Japanese anime director
1966 – Eric Cantona - French footballer
1966 – Ricky Craven - American NASCAR driver
1966 – Russell Kun - Nauruan politician
1967 – Carlos Hernández - Venezuelan baseball player
1967 – Eric Close - American actor
1967 – Steve McDonald - American bassist (Redd Kross)
1967 – Bruno Putzulu - French actor
1968 – Mo Willems - American author & screenwriter
1969 – Rich Robinson - American musician (Black Crowes)
1970 – Tommy Page - American singer
1971 – Kris Draper - Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings)
1972 – Greg Berlanti - American television writer & producer
1973 – Bartolo Colón - Dominican baseball player
1973 – Dermot O'Leary - English television presenter
1973 – Ruslana - Ukrainian singer
1973 – Vladimír Šmicer - Czech footballer
1974 – Will Sasso - Canadian actor & comedian
1974 – Masahide Kobayashi - Japanese baseball player
1974 – Sébastien Foucan - French actor & free-runner
1975 – Marc Gagnon - Canadian short track speed skater
1975 – Yannis Goumas - Greek footballer
1975 – Maria Lawson - British singer
1976 – Alessandro Cortini - Italian multi-instrumentalist (Nine Inch Nails)
1976 – Catherine Cox - Australian netballer
1976 – Bob Maesen - Belgian flatwater canoer
1977 – Kym Valentine - Australian actress
1978 – Brian Ching - American footballer
1978 – Bryan Greenberg - American actor
1978 – Brad Penny - American baseball player
1978 – Johan Holmqvist - Swedish hockey player
1978 – Elijah Burke - American Professional Wrestler
1979 – Tracy McGrady - American basketball player
1979 – Frank Mir - American UFC fighter
1979 – Kareem McKenzie - American football player
1980 – Cecilia Cheung - Hong Kong actress & singer
1981 – Marketa Janska - Czech model & Playboy Playmate
1982 – Issah Ahmed - Ghana football player
1982 – DaMarcus Beasley - American footballer
1983 – Woo Seung-yeon - South Korean model & actress (d. 2009)
1983 – Alan Lastufka - American author, musician & artist
1984 – Sarah Hagan - American actress
1984 – Brodney Pool - American football player
1984 – Ryan Wieber - American visual effects compositor & amateur filmmaker
1985 – Tim Bridgman - British racing driver
1986 – Jordan Metcalfe - English actor
1986 – Mark Ballas - American professional dancer
1987 – Guillaume Latendresse - Canadian hockey player
1988 – Monica Lin Brown - American soldier
1988 – Billy Gilman - American singer
1989 – Argiris Karras - Canadian actor
1989 – Adel Taarabt - Moroccan footballer
1990 – Joey Logano - American race car driver
1991 – Erika Umeda - Japanese singer
1992 – Travis T. Flory - American actor
1993 – Oliver Davis - American actor
1995 – Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein


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