About May 24

May 24, 2023 is the 144th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

You can browse the full year calendar in case you need it.

MyFirstName.Rocks What no one tells you about your first name’s personality. Are there magical powers in your given name? Check out Fernando’s personality today! (Sponsored links)

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 262 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 24

  • 1487
    The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII’s reign.
  • 1830
    The first revenue trains in the United States begin service on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad between Baltimore, Maryland and Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland.
  • 1895
    Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
  • 1930
    Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha’s Parinibbāna.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
  • 1988
    Section 28 of the United Kingdom’s Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
  • 1989
    Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, is awarded £600,000 in damages (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal) after winning a libel action against Private Eye.
  • 1991
    Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.
  • 1994
    Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
  • 2000
    Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
  • 2001
    Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.

Coffee Love Do you drink coffee? Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Try this! Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters EYOWZOXPH? Check your answers here: Word scramble EYOWZOXPH. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)



Share or Link to This Page: