The following events took place on May 24. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 59 events. Showing 1 - 30.
- 1218The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
- 1276Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
- 1487The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII’s reign.
- 1595Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
- 1607One hundred English settlers disembark in Jamestown, the first English colony in America.
- 1621The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
- 1626Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
- 1667The French Royal Army crosses the border into the Spanish Netherlands, starting the War of Devolution opposing France to the Spanish Empire and the Triple Alliance.
- 1689The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are intentionally excluded.
- 1738John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day and a church service is generally held on the preceding Sunday.
- 1798The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
- 1813South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (“The Liberator”).
- 1822Battle of Pichincha: Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
- 1830“Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
- 1830The first revenue trains in the United States begin service on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad between Baltimore, and Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland.
- 1832The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
- 1844Samuel Morse sends the message “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, to inaugurate the first telegraph line.
- 1856John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.
- 1861American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia.
- 1883The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
- 1895Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted.
- 1900Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
- 1915World War I: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary, joining the conflict on the side of the Allies.
- 1921The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti opens.
- 1930Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).
- 1935The 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.
- 1939First issue of Fashizmi is published in Tirana.
- 1940Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
- 1940Acting on the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, NKVD agent Iosif Grigulevich orchestrates an unsuccessful assassination attempt on exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in Coyoacán, Mexico.
- 1941World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks then-pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.
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