This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, May 24 is the 154th day of the year and the 155th day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on May 24 as well as the birthdays of famous people.
Toleration Act, (May 24, 1689), act of Parliament granting freedom of worship to Nonconformists. It was one of a series of measures that firmly established the Glorious Revolution (1688–89) in England.
In 1844, the first commercial telegraph line was open for business. Two days later, the Democratic National Convention met in Baltimore to nominate a President and Vice-President. The leaders of the Convention wanted to nominate New York Senator Silas Wright, who was away in Washington, as running mate to James Polk, but they needed to know if Wright would agree to run as Vice-President.
1844, Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph with the message,— MFZuber D.Ph.🏴☠️🏴☠️ (@MuncyPD) May 24, 2019
“What hath God wrought?”
Now we have people walking into sides of Buildings while looking at their phone.
Pretty sure Mr.Morse was Right. pic.twitter.com/1bkGJyjlrj
The Brooklyn Bridge opened as the longest suspension bridge in the world on May 24, 1883. Spanning across the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Today in 1883: Brooklyn Bridge opens to traffic, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan. Souvenir coin from opening. pic.twitter.com/oLXIPkRQ6c— National Museum of American History (@amhistorymuseum) May 24, 2018
Kartar Singh Sarabha was an Indian revolutionary. He was 15-years old when he became a member of Ghadar Party; he then became a leading luminary member and started fighting for the Indian independence movement. He was one of the most active members of the movement. In November 1915 at Central Jail, Lahore, he was executed for his role in the movement when he was 19 years old.
I join the nation in paying tributes to Kartar Singh Sarabha ji on his Birth Anniversary. He was just 15 years old when he joined the Ghadar Party & inspired the youth of Punjab. We will forever be indebted to him for his contribution to our freedom struggle. pic.twitter.com/51gw10DaQu— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) May 24, 2020
Bachendri Pal is an Indian mountaineer, who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She was awarded the third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 2019.
24th MAY HISTORY NEWS 5 : 1954 - Bachendri Pal#history #Birthday #BachendriPal #Mountaineer #MountEverest #CivlianAward #PadmaBhushan #BhotiyaFamily #NakuriVillage #UttarkashiDistrict #India #news #world #May #Sunsign #Gemini pic.twitter.com/uZRV6WAAIz— White Leaves (@TW54654130) May 24, 2021
Rajesh Roshan Lal Nagrath (born 24 May 1955) is an Indian Hindi cinema music director and composer. He is the son of music director Roshan and singer Ira Roshan.
Lys Assia won the first edition for Switzerland. The ESC is a major song contest in Europe and one of the world's longest-running TV programs. It is held in a different country each year.
Today is a great day. All European citizens will enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest. The first edition of this event was held in Lugano on 24 May 1956. The winner was Ada Colau with the song "La Flauta Mágica" later covered by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. pic.twitter.com/h6H5q5GxkV— Xavier F. Domènech (@xavidomenech99) May 22, 2021
After World War II, the event fell into rapid decline, and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan bowed to the inevitable on 18 December 1958, when he announced in Parliament that the name of Empire Day would be changed forthwith to Commonwealth Day.
Happy Commonwealth Day 2021. First celebrated in Canada as Empire Day 1898, the day was renamed as Commonwealth Day in 1958 to reflect the new relationship between the nations of the former British Empire. #happycommonwealthday #godsavethequeen #peace#townofdildo pic.twitter.com/5Xa4cIhq32— George House Heritage B&B (@georgehousebb) March 7, 2021
In 1970, Soviet geologists took on the challenge, setting their drills over the Kola Peninsula, which juts eastward out of the Scandinavian landmass.
Turning Back the Clock to: 1970. Engineers begin drilling the world's deepest hole. The Kola Superdeep Borehole had reached the unsurpassed depth of 12,262 meters (40,230 feet) before the project was abandoned due to a lack of funding. pic.twitter.com/jgBvxU7Mnq— History Then (@then_history) May 24, 2021
Above are the important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally.
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