This Day in History 24 May: From Kartar Singh Sarabha's birthday to the drilling of world's deepest hole, list of most important events happened today

Publish Date: 29 May, 2022
This Day in History 24 May: From Kartar Singh Sarabha's birthday to the drilling of world's deepest hole, list of most important events happened today

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.

Major Events Happened on this Day

1689-The Toleration Act was passed by the British Parliament

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.

1844-Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph

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.

1883-Brooklyn bridge opens

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.

1896-Kartar Singh Sarabha, who gave his life for the country, was born

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.

1954-Bachendri Pal birthday

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.

1955-Rajesh Roshan’s birthday

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.

1956-The first Eurovision Song Contest is held

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.

1959-Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day

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.

1970-Engineers begin drilling the world's deepest hole

In 1970, Soviet geologists took on the challenge, setting their drills over the Kola Peninsula, which juts eastward out of the Scandinavian landmass.

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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