Historical Events for 24th May 2019

1844 – Samuel Morse taps out “What hath God wrought” in the world’s first telegraph message
1909 – Bristol University granted Royal Charter
1930 – Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
1940 – German tanks reach Atrecht, France
1956 – Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha’s Parinibbāna
1959 – Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in Great Britain
1970 – Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
1976 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich
1981 – Bobby Unser wins, loses, and wins a controversial Indy 500
2018 – At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses

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