Friday May 24, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 24: Day of the Week

May 24, 2024 is the 145th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

May 24 Historical Event(s)

1626
Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
1844
Samuel Morse sends the message “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland to inaugurate the first telegraph line.
1921
The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti opens.
1956
The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland
1961
Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
1962
Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
1968
FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.
1988
The fourth game of the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins had to end in a tie because of a power failure. The Oilers went on to win the Stanley Cup with a 6-3 victory in game 5.
1989
Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, is awarded £600,000 in damages (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal) after winning a libel action against Private Eye.
1994
Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.

Who were born on May 24?

1689
Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (d. 1769)
1870
Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)
1913
Peter Ellenshaw, American matte designer (d. 2007)
1923
Siobhán McKenna, Irish actress (d. 1986)
1930
Hans-Martin Linde, German conductor
1932
Arnold Wesker, English dramatist
1941
George Lakoff, American linguist and political activist
1963
Michael Chabon, American author
1966
Russell Kun, Nauruan politician
1988
Billy Gilman, American singer

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