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 This day in History - May 24
434 Historic Events for May 24
1852

Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician

Birth
1854

Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)

Birth
1854

Anthony Burns, slave, arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston

Event
1854

Lincoln University, Penn, 1st Black college in US forms by Prebyts

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1855

Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright

Birth
1856

Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas

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1858

Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)

Birth
1861

Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops

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1861

James T Jackson, US landlord (doodde EE Ellsworth), shot dead)

Death
1861

Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23

Death
1861

Maj Gen Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"

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1862

Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time

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1862

Westminster Bridge across Thames opens

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1866

Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)

Birth
1866

Berkeley, Calif named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne)

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1870

Jan Christian Smuts, proponnent of Commonwealth and League of Nations

Birth
1870

Memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US

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1871

Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40

Death
1872

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies

Death
1873

Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit," premieres in Paris

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1876

Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46

Death
1877

5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45«

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1878

CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston

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1878

Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954)

Birth
1879

William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73

Death