Important GK Dates

Know what happened on 24th May


Importance of 24th May in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 24th May special in the world history.

1994
Four men were each sentenced to 240 years in prison for bombing the World Trade Centre, New York in February 1993
United States
1993
Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia .
Eritrea
1959
Death of John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (195359)
United States
1958
United Press International was formed when United Press and International News Service merged.
1956
The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland – won by the host nation
Switzerland
1934
American chemist Dr Wallace Carothers produced the first nylon fibre at DuPont Laboratories, Delaware
United States
1930
Amy Johnson arrives in Darwin, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.
Great Britain
1908
Death of Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer who won the British Open in 1861, 1862, 1864 and 1867
Great Britain
1908
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.
United States
1902
Empire Day (later Commonwealth Day) first celebrated
Great Britain
1895
Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted
Great Britain
1883
Brooklyn Bridge in New York opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
United States
1881
Death of Samuel Palmer, English artist.
Great Britain
1844
First Morse message transmitted in the USA (Baltimore to Washington)
United States
1830
The child's nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb was first published
United States
1738
John Wesley has his conversion experience
Great Britain
1689
Toleration Act passed for Protestant non-conformists
Great Britain
1487
Imposter Lambert Simnel crowned as 'King Edward VI' at Dublin
Ireland
1337
The Hundred Years War begins
Great Britain
1153
Death of King David I of Scotland.
Great Britain
May 2022 Festivals | May 2023 Festivals | May 2024 Festivals