About May 24

May 24, 2021 is the 144th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 253 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 24

  • 1626
    Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
  • 1689
    The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are intentionally excluded.
  • 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.
  • 1832
    The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
  • 1844
    Samuel Morse sends the message “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland to inaugurate the first telegraph line.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia.
  • 1895
    Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted.
  • 1915
    World War I: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
  • 1941
    World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks the then pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland
  • 1961
    American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for “disturbing the peace” after disembarking from their bus.
  • 1961
    Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
  • 1976
    The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins.
  • 1980
    The International Court of Justice calls for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran. The hostages would not be freed until the following January.
  • 1991
    Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
  • 2000
    Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
  • 2001
    The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200

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