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 This day in History - May 24
434 Historic Events for May 24
1815

George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia

Event
1816

Robert Seaman Granger, (Union Army Bvt Major general, died in 1894)

Birth
1816

Emanuel Leutze, US, painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)

Birth
1817

Juan Mel‚ndez Vald‚s, Spanish lawyer/poet, dies at 63

Death
1818

Gen Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida

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1819

Victoria Alexandrine, Queen of Great Britain (1837-1901)

Birth
1822

Battle of Pichincha, Bol¡var secures independence of Quito from Spain

Event
1824

Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee

Event
1826

Friedrich Fesca, composer, dies at 37

Death
1829

Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate

Event
1830

"Mary Had A Little Lamb," is written

Event
1830

1st passenger rail service in US (Baltimore and Elliots Mill, Maryland)

Event
1831

Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62

Death
1831

Richard Hoffman, composer

Birth
1838

Paul Laband, German lawyer

Birth
1840

Frederick Walker, painter

Birth
1841

Tito Mattei, pianist/composer

Birth
1841

Charles Napier Henry, painter

Birth
1844

Samuel FB Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph msg)

Event
1844

William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies

Death
1846

Gen Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in M‚xican War

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1848

A V Droste-Hlshoff, writer, dies at 51

Death
1850

Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter

Birth
1850

Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74

Death
1851

Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40

Death