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What Happened on May 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 A mass shooting occurs at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United States, resulting in the deaths of 21 people, including 19 children.
2019 Twenty-two students die in a fire in Surat (India).
2019 Under pressure over her handling of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation as Leader of the Conservative Party, effective as of June 7.
2014 A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurs in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, injuring 324 people.
2014 At least three people are killed in a shooting at Brussels' Jewish Museum of Belgium.
2002 Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
2000 Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
1999 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
1995 While attempting to return to Leeds Bradford Airport in the United Kingdom, Knight Air Flight 816 crashes in Harewood, North Yorkshire, killing all 12 people on board.
1994 Four men are convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993; each one is sentenced to 240 years in prison.
1993 Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.
1993 Roman Catholic Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo and five other people are assassinated in a shootout at Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico.
1992 The last Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigns following pro-democracy protests.
1992 The ethnic cleansing in Kozarac, Bosnia and Herzegovina begins when Serbian militia and police forces enter the town.
1991 Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
1988 Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
1982 Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
1981 Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife, and his presidential committee die in an aircraft accident while travelling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president gave a famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.
1976 The Judgment of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
1967 Egypt imposes a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.
1967 Belle de Jour, directed by Luis Buñuel, is released.
1962 Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
1961 American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus.
1960 Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
1958 United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
1956 The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland.
1948 Arab–Israeli War: Egypt captures the Israeli kibbutz of Yad Mordechai, but the five-day effort gives Israeli forces time to prepare enough to stop the Egyptian advance a week later.
1944 Börse Berlin building burns down after being hit in an air raid during World War II.[3]
1941 World 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.
1940 Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
1940 Acting 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.
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.
1930 Amy 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).
1915 World War I: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary, joining the conflict on the side of the Allies.
1900 Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
1883 The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
1873 Patrick Francis Healy becomes the first black president of a predominantly white university in the United States.
1861 American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia.
1856 John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.
1844 Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from a committee room in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, to inaugurate a commercial telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington D.C.
1832 The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
1822 Battle of Pichincha: Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
1813 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator").
1798 The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
1738 John 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.
1689 The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting dissenting Protestants but excluding Roman Catholics.
1683 The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum.
1667 The 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.
1626 Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
1621 The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
1607 One hundred-five English settlers under the leadership of Captain Christopher Newport established the colony called Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the Virginia coast, the first permanent English colony in America.
1595 Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
1567 Erik XIV of Sweden and his guards murder five incarcerated Swedish nobles.
1487 The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign.
1276 Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
1218 The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
919 The nobles of Franconia and Saxony elect Henry the Fowler at the Imperial Diet in Fritzlar as king of the East Frankish Kingdom.
Famous People Born on May 24

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Year Name
1870 Jan Smuts, South African lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1950)
1923 Siobhán McKenna, Irish actress (d. 1986)
1928 William Trevor, Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer (d. 2016)
1974 Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player and coach
1875 Robert Garrett, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1961)
1933 Jane Byrne, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2014)
1975 Giannis Goumas, Greek footballer and coach
1544 William Gilbert, English physician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1603)
1980 Anthony Minichiello, Australian rugby league player
1926 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor and screenwriter
Famous People Deaths On May 24

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Date Name
1881 Samuel Palmer, English painter and illustrator (b. 1805)
1848 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German author and composer (b. 1797)
1981 Herbert Müller, Swiss race car driver (b. 1940)
2003 Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
1456 Ambroise de Loré, French commander (b. 1396)
2008 Dick Martin, American actor, comedian, and director (b. 1922)
1879 William Lloyd Garrison, American journalist and activist (b. 1805)
1734 Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
1959 John Foster Dulles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State (b. 1888)
2002 Wallace Markfield, American author (b. 1926)