Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 24th May special in the world history.
Four men were each sentenced to 240 years in prison for bombing the World Trade Centre, New York in February 1993
Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia .
Death of John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (195359)
United Press International was formed when United Press and International News Service merged.
The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland – won by the host nation
American chemist Dr Wallace Carothers produced the first nylon fibre at DuPont Laboratories, Delaware
Amy Johnson arrives in Darwin, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.
Death of Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer who won the British Open in 1861, 1862, 1864 and 1867
Birth of Sam Giancana, American gangster who led the Chicago crime syndicate in the 1950s and 1960s and with who it is alleged Marilyn Monroe spent the last night before her death.
Empire Day (later Commonwealth Day) first celebrated
Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted
Brooklyn Bridge in New York opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
Death of Samuel Palmer, English artist.
First Morse message transmitted in the USA (Baltimore to Washington)
The child's nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb was first published
John Wesley has his conversion experience
Toleration Act passed for Protestant non-conformists
Imposter Lambert Simnel crowned as 'King Edward VI' at Dublin
The Hundred Years War begins
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Death of King David I of Scotland.
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