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 This day in History - May 24
434 Historic Events for May 24
1696

Albertine Agnes, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 62

Death
1697

English king Willem III travels through northern Europe

Event
1726

-26] People's revolt due to increase in gin/brandy tax

Event
1736

Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer

Birth
1738

Methodist Church forms

Event
1738

George III, king of Great-Britain (1760-1820)

Birth
1743

Jean-Paul Marat, France, revolutionist

Birth
1751

William Hamilton, of Gilbertsfield, poet, dies

Death
1751

Charles Emanuel II, King of Sardina (1796-1802)

Birth
1753

Oliver Cromwell, Burlington NJ, black who served with Washington

Birth
1754

Giacomo Conti, composer

Birth
1762

Joseph Umstatt, composer, dies at 51

Death
1767

Joseph Ignaz Schnabel, composer

Birth
1773

Jan Zach, composer, dies at 73

Death
1781

Louis-Fran‡ois Dauprat, composer/horn player

Birth
1792

Jakob M R Lenz, writer (That Soldier), dies

Death
1792

George Brydges, 1st baron Rodney/admiral, dies

Death
1794

William Whewell, British philosopher (History of Inductive Science)

Birth
1803

Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino/Musignano

Birth
1804

Simon Style, Fries medical/writer, dies at 73

Death
1807

Thomas Duncan, painter

Birth
1807

Cornelis E van Koetsveld, vicar/literature

Birth
1809

Dartmoor Prison opens to house French prisoners of war

Event
1810

Abraham Geiger, theologian/author/leader of Reform Judaism

Birth
1811

Charles Clark, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

Birth