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

  • 1218
    The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
  • 1595
    Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
  • 1626
    Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
  • 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.
  • 1830
    Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
  • 1895
    Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted.
  • 1901
    Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
  • 1921
    The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti opens.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 1960
    Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
  • 1973
    Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    The fourth game of the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins had to end in a tie because of a power failure. The Oilers went on to win the Stanley Cup with a 6-3 victory in game 5.
  • 1990
    A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Communications in North Korea: North Korea bans mobile phones.

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