May 24th

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The May 24 is the 144th day of the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years ), thus remain still 221 days until the end of the year.

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Events

Politics and world events

1370: Peace of Stralsund
1380: The county of Berg before its elevation to duchy
1565: Fort St. Elmo
1667: course of the war of devolution
1798: Theobald Wolfe Tone
1869: Heinrich XIV.
1941: sinking of the HMS Hood
1950: Abdallah I.
1983: Fred Sinowatz
1992: Bhumibol Adulyadej
1993: Eritrea
2002: Putin and Bush signing
2005: Oskar Lafontaine

economy

1906: César Ritz
  • 1906 : After the Parisian Hôtel Ritz in London , the Swiss hotelier César Ritz opens another hotel of his name , which as a novelty has its own bathroom in each suite. The service standards and the luxurious furnishings of the house set standards nationwide.
World Exhibition Paris 1937
2003: Mystery Park

science and technology

1681: Canal du Midi
  • 1681 : The Canal du Midi , built according to plans by the engineer Pierre-Paul Riquet , is ceremoniously opened in the south of France. It connects Toulouse with the Mediterranean . On the largest construction site in Europe in the 17th century, only minor expansion work is then carried out.
1811: Bust of Heinrich Cotta in the forest botanical garden
1876: HMS Challenger
1883: Brooklyn Bridge
1962: Start of the
Mercury Atlas 7 mission

Culture

1791: Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch
1956: Lys Assia

society

1725: Ticket to the execution of Jonathan Wild
  • 1725 : In London, the thief and blackmailer Jonathan Wild , who had led a double life for a long time, is executed on the gallows at Tyburn .
1930: Peter Kürten

religion

1086: Viktor III.
1738: John Wesley

Disasters

  • 1964 : Shortly before the end of the game in the national stadium in Lima, the referee refuses to recognize a goal by the Peruvian soccer team in the Olympic qualifying match against Argentina. The firing of tear gas by the police at the football fans causes thousands of spectators to flee, but the exits are still closed. In the mass panic that followed , 328 people died and around 500 were injured.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Sports

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

William Gilbert (* 1544)

18th century

Jean Paul Marat (* 1743)

19th century

1801-1850

Queen Victoria (* 1819)

1851-1900

Ivan Aguéli (* 1869)
Otto Reche (* 1879)

20th century

1901-1925

Willi Daume (* 1913)

1926-1950

Michael Lonsdale (born 1931)
Bob Dylan (born 1941)
Priscilla Presley (* 1945)

1951-1975

Alfred Molina (* 1953)
Kristin Scott Thomas (* 1960)
Eric Cantona (born 1966)
Bartolo Colón (* 1973)

1976-2000

Brian Ching (* 1978)
Alexander Koll (* 1982)
Fabio Fognini (* 1987)

Died

Before the 17th century

Nicolaus Copernicus († 1543)

17th and 18th centuries

María of Ágreda († 1665)

19th century

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff († 1848)

20th century

1901-1950

Georg von Neumayer († 1909)
Achim von Arnim († 1940)

1951-2000

Duke Ellington († 1974)
Harold Wilson († 1995)

21st century

Anneliese Rothenberger († 2010)

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


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