27 fun facts for May, 24

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
May 24th is filled with historical, cultural, and fun events worldwide. Highlights include Samuel Morse's first telegraph message, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the births of notable figures like Bob Dylan and Queen Victoria, as well as celebrations such as National Brothers' Day in the US and International Tiara Day.
27 Fun facts
  1. On May 24, 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland, which read "What hath God wrought?" This event marked the beginning of the telecommunication era and changed the way people communicated.
  2. May 24 is celebrated as National Brothers' Day in the United States, honoring the importance of the relationship between siblings and the impact they have on each other's lives.
  3. In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, opened to the public. The bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn and took 14 years to build.
  4. The first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on May 24, 1889. He played a leading role in India's struggle for independence and later became a key figure in the foundation of the Non-Aligned Movement.
  5. On May 24, 1935, the first Major League Baseball game was played at night under lights at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.
  6. Bob Dylan, the iconic American singer-songwriter and Nobel laureate, was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota.
  7. May 24 is European Day of Parks, which aims to raise awareness about Europe's protected areas and celebrate their natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and contributions to biodiversity conservation.
  8. Queen Victoria of Great Britain was born on May 24, 1819, in Kensington Palace, London. During her reign, the British Empire expanded significantly and experienced the height of the Industrial Revolution.
  9. On May 24, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was officially established, and its first headquarters were set up in Washington, D.C. NATO aimed to strengthen security and promote peace in the North Atlantic region.
  10. The famous Hollywood Western actor, John Wayne, was born on May 24, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa.
  11. On May 24, 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth, aboard the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission. His spacecraft, Aurora 7, completed three orbits before safely landing in the Atlantic Ocean.
  12. The National Wine Day is celebrated on May 24 in Moldova, paying homage to one of the most important agricultural products and cultural symbols of the country.
  13. May 24 marks the anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha in Ecuador, which was fought in 1822 and resulted in the liberation of the city of Quito from Spanish rule.
  14. In Eritrea, May 24 is celebrated as Independence Day, marking the day in 1993 when the country officially gained independence from Ethiopia after 30 years of struggle.
  15. On May 24, 1921, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Calgary Tigers 4-0 to win the Stanley Cup in Canadian ice hockey.
  16. May 24 is Bermuda Day on the island of Bermuda, celebrating the culture and heritage of the island with parades, sporting events, and various festivities.
  17. "Star Wars: A New Hope," the first film in the Star Wars saga, was released on May 24, 1977, and became one of the most successful and influential films in history.
  18. Archaeologist Howard Carter completed the excavation of King Tutankhamun's tomb on May 24, 1923, uncovering one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.
  19. On May 24, 1969, The Who released their rock opera album "Tommy," which went on to become a classic and was later adapted into a film and stage musical.
  20. May 24 is widely celebrated as International Tiara Day, which encourages people to wear crowns or tiaras and celebrate their self-esteem, beauty, and accomplishments.
  21. Dutch painter Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, famous for her realistic depictions of cats and her role in breaking gender barriers in the art world, was born on May 24, 1821.
  22. The first performance of the famous Broadway musical "Annie" took place on May 24, 1977, in New York City. The musical went on to win numerous awards, and its iconic character, Little Orphan Annie, became a cultural symbol.
  23. On May 24, 2000, Israeli troops withdrew from southern Lebanon, ending 22 years of military occupation in the region.
  24. Jamaican musical pioneer, Duke Reid, was born on May 24, 1915. He played an important role in the development of Jamaican music and was influential in the emergence of ska, rocksteady, and reggae sound.
  25. On May 24, 1961, the Freedom Riders reached Jackson, Mississippi, on a mission to challenge racial segregation in interstate bus travel. Their actions led to federal desegregation of bus terminals across the United States.
  26. May 24 is celebrated as Slutty Brownie Day, honoring the deliciously calorific dessert concoction made from layers of brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and Oreos.
  27. On May 24, 1975, Muhammad Ali knocked out Ron Lyle in the 11th round of their heavyweight boxing match, defending his world heavyweight title.