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24 May

1086 – Rome – Desiderius, the great abbot of Monte Cassino, became Pope Victor III. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Victor_III

1276 – Sweden – Coronation of Magnus Ladulås at Uppsala Cathedral. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_III_of_Sweden

1382 – England – Earthquake, epicentre in Dover Straits. http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/historical/query_eq/

1487 – Ireland – Lambert Simnel (10 years old) crowned “King Edward VI” at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, to threaten Henry VII’s reign. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/lambertsimnel.htm

1667 – Netherlands/France – War of Devolution began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Devolution

1689 – England – Act of Tolerance received Royal assent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act_of_Toleration_1689

1798 – Ireland – United Irishmen began rebellion against British rule. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Rebellion_of_1798

1798 – Ireland – Dunlavin Green executions (United Irishmen Rebellion). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunlavin_Green_executions

1816 – UK – Ely & Littleport Riots ended. http://vcp.e2bn.org/case_studies/casestudy11770-tigers-of-the-fens-the-littleport-and-ely-rioters-reports-page.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ely_and_Littleport_riots_of_1816

1822 – Ecuador – Battle of Pichincha (Ecuadorian War of Independence). http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofecuador/p/battlepichincha.htm

1830 – USA – ‘Mary had a Little Lamb’ by Sarah Josepha Hale published. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Had_a_Little_Lamb


1844 – USA – First telegraph message sent between the US Capitol and Baltimore Maryland by Samuel Morse. https://youtu.be/EaAe2-W4wyU  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse

1856 – USA – Pottawatomie Massacre began (Bleeding Kansas). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottawatomie_massacre

1883 – USA – Brooklyn Bridge, New York opened. https://youtu.be/nevq4bdaHXA http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/bbstory.Html

1901 – UK – Explosion at Caerphilly mine, South Wales, 81 killed. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/census/pandp/places/seng.htm

1915 – Italy – Declared war on Austria-Hungary (WWI).

1923 – Ireland – Irish Civil War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Civil_War


1930 – Australia – Amy Johnson landed at Darwin and became first female to fly solo from England. http://youtu.be/QZRg6bPJ8jE http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/onlinestuff/stories/amy_johnson.aspx

1933 – Colombia – Leticia Incident ended (Colombia-Peru War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leticia_Incident

1938 – USA – United Air Lines Flight 9 crashed at Cleveland Municiple Aiport, OH, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380524-0


1941 – Atlantic Ocean – HMS Hood sunk by the Bismark (Battle of the Atlantic, WWII). https://youtu.be/_2_9bHi_wh4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.hmshood.com/

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked East Frisian Islands (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Luluk May, AK, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430524-2

1944 – Norway – RCAF plane crashed off Kristiansund, 12 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440524-1

1948 – Israel – Battle of Yad Mordechai ended (Arab-Israeli War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yad_Mordechai

1948 – Columbia – Fuerza Aérea Columbiana plane crashed at Madrid Air Base, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480524-0

1950 – Colombia – LANSA plane crashed near Pasto, 26 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500524-0

1950 – USA – Ford Mortor Co plane crashed at Charlotte, NC, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500524-1

1952 – Brazil – Loide Aéreo Nacional plane crashed off Manaus, AM, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520524-0

1953 – USA – Meteor Air Transport plane crashed at Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530524-0

1956 – Switzerland – First Eurovision Song Contest held in Lugano. https://youtu.be/-4NaART4w7Y http://www.eurovision.tv/page/history

1956 – Guatemala – Aviateca plane crashed at Sierra de Las Minas, 30 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19560524-0

1960 – Chile – Cordón Caulle began to erupt. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/puyehue-cordon_caulle.html


1961 – USA – Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson. https://youtu.be/66_kqSG6aHI http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/freedom-rides


1976 – UK – London to Washington DC Concorde service began. http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/24-1976-concorde-flights-13598354  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concorde#Operational_history

1982 – Iran – Liberation of Khorramshahr ended (Iran-Iraq War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_of_Khorramshahr

1993 – Eritrea – Independence from Ethiopia.

2001 – Nepal – Temba Tsheri became youngest person to climb Mount Everest, aged 15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temba_Tsheri

2001 – Israel – Versailles Wedding Hall, Jerusalem collapsed, 23 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/24/newsid_4530000/4530071.stm

2002 – Russia – Treaty of Moscow (SORT) signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Offensive_Reductions_Treaty

2008 – Colombia – Earthquake measuring 5.9Mw, epicentre in El Calvario, 11 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_El_Calvario_earthquake

2014 – Aegean Sea – Earthquake measuring 6.9 Mw. http://earthquake-report.com/2014/05/24/strong-earthquake-aegean-sea-on-may-24-2014/

2014 – Belgium – Jewish Museum Shooting, 3 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27558918

York

1836 – Joseph Rowntree born (Philanthropist/Chocolatier). http://www.rowntreesociety.org.uk/joseph-rowntree-1836-1925