This Day in History- May 24

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May 24

Human beings have unquestionably come a long way, but how do we know how far we’ve traveled if we don’t trace our steps back to the beginning now and then. History is full of exciting occurrences and surprises. There is so much to explore and learn every day about the events of history. While today we are busy tapping on our smartphone screens, Samuel Morse tapped out the world’s first telegraph message on this day in history. Let us recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history, May 24

What happened in India on May 24? 

1813 -The famous journalist Krishna Mohan Bandopadhyay was born in Bengal on May 24.

1920 -The name of Anglo-Muhammadan Oriental College was changed to Aligarh Muslim University.

1956 – A vast program was organized on the occasion of the 2500th birthday of Gautam Buddha.

1991- Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber on 22 May was cremated on May 24

Credits : NDTV

1993 – India and Uzbekistan signed five treaties.

2000 – Supreme Court of India refused the proposal for an out-of-court hearing.

2011 – The Haathi Mere Saathi campaign was launched in India. The Ministry of Environment and Forests conducts this campaign aimed at the conservation and welfare of elephants in association with the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).

What happened on May 24 around the world?

1830 – The famous “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale was first published by Boston firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon on this day.

Credits: ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

1830 – First passenger rail service opened in Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland, in the United States.

1832 -The First Kingdom of Greece declared in the London Conference 1832.

1844 – Samuel Morse taps out in the world’s first telegraph message “What hath God wrought” on May 24.

1847- The Royal Geographical Society London awards German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt the Patron’s Medal to recognize the increased knowledge of the continent of Australia gained by his Moreton Bay-Port Essington journey.

1862 – Westminster Bridge was built to replace the earlier bridge across the River Thames opens in London, England.

1873 – Alexandra Palace opens on the 54th birth anniversary of Queen Victoria with a grand celebration including concerts, recitals, and fireworks.

1883 -The famous Brooklyn Bridge opened for the public by President Arthur and NY Governor Cleveland 

Credits: This Day in History

1895- Henry Irving becomes the first actor in history to receive a knighthood.

1902 – Empire Day was first celebrated in Britain

1915- Thomas Edison invents the ‘telescribe’ to record telephone conversations

1926 – Paavo Nurmi, known as the “Flying Finn” runs a world record 3000 m

1930 – Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

1930 – 21-year-old Australian cricket batsman Don Bradman scores 252 not out in a tour match for Australia v Surrey at Kennington Oval, London

1935 – First significant league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Philadelphia 1)

1964 – Beatles’ third appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Credits: The Beatles

1986- Margaret Thatcher becomes first British Prime Minister to visit Israel

1988- Section 28 act was by the Parliament in the United Kingdom. This law prohibited the promotion of homosexuality and later it was repealed in 2001/2004.

1989 – “Indiana Jones & Last Crusade” directed by Stephen Spielberg and produced by George Lucas was premiered today.

2001 – Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the  youngest person to climb Mount Everest at the of 15

2002 – The United States and Russia and sign the Moscow Treaty.

2004 -North Korea bans mobile phones.

Credits: The infographics show

2018 – Building of the world’s largest cat-proof fence of 44 km to protect endangered species was finished at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia

Credits: Guardian News

Famous Birthdays on May 24

1686 – Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was a Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor of the thermometer and the Fahrenheit scale was born in Danzig on May 24. 

1819-  Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland was born in London. 

Credits: Wikipedia

1941-  Bob Dylan was the famous American singer-songwriter and cultural icon known for classic hits like Blowin’ in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin was born in Duluth, Minnesota. 

Credits: Bob Dylan

1945 – Priscilla Presley was an American actress and starred in popular movies like Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973 and chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises. 

1960– Guy Fletcher was a British musician and keyboardist was born in Maidstone, Kent on May 24

1963 – Ivan Capelli is an Italian racing driver who was born in Milan, Italy.

Credits: Formula 1

1989 – Gerald Earl Gillum aka G-Eazy is an American rapper and born in Oakland, California on May 24

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This was all about the exciting and intriguing events that occurred on May 24! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more such entertaining and informative content, keep following us on Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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