10 Things that happened on this day in History… May 24th

We love our History, and we love to find out about interesting facts or events that happened on this very day back through the years. We picked 10 interesting things that occurred on this day throughout history, along with a handful of births and deaths.

Swat up on your facts take a few minutes to think back on how this day might have been once…

Can you think of any interesting things that happened on this day in History?

1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt

1830 – The story Mary Had a Little Lamb is first published.

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.

1895 – Henry Irving becomes the first person in the world of theatre to get a knighthood.

1915 – Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary in World War I

1943 – In the Holocaust Josef Mengele arrives at Auschwitz as Chief Medical Officer.

1956 – The first ever Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland.

1962 – U.S astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times as part of Project Mercury

1976 – Concorde first goes from London to Washington D.C

1994 – The four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York a year earlier are sentenced to 240 years in prison.


15 BC – Roman Commander Julius Caesar Germanicus

1819 – Queen Victoria I

1941 – Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan

1965 – Actor John C. Reilly

1966 – Manchester United legend Eric Cantona

1973 – TV Presenter Dermot O’Leary


1984 – Vincent J. McMahon – founder of the WWF (now WWE)

1995 – Harold Wilson, politician and ex-Prime Minister

2010 – Musician and bassist from Slipknot Paul Gray

What are your memories of May 24? Let us know and comment below or on the Joan Allen Facebook page.