May 24: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On May 24, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 144th day of the Gregorian calendar is May 24th. On this day, Russia and the United States signed the Moscow Treaty; the Paris Judgement was handed down, opening up the global wine market to American vineyards; and Major League Baseball’s first night game was staged in Cincinatti, Ohio, with the local Reds defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.

Gemini is the zodiac sign for May 24. Bob Dylan, Queen Victoria, and Patti LaBelle are all born on May 24th. Today is National Scavenger Hunt Day and National Brother’s Day.


(May 24, 1883)
The Brooklyn Bridge, constructed by civil engineer John Augustus Roebling and spanning the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan Island in New York City, debuted on this day in 1883 as a spectacular triumph of 19th-century engineering.


(May 24, 1941)
Bob Dylan, the American singer-songwriter who has been dubbed the "Shakespeare of his generation," was born in Duluth, Minnesota.

(May 24, 1956)
In Lugano, Switzerland, the first Eurovision Song Contest was held, and it quickly became a very popular annual event.

(May 24, 1994)
Four men were sentenced to 240 years in jail for their roles in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City, which killed six people and injured over 1,000 more.

(May 24, 2000)
After 22 years of occupation, Israeli troops are leaving southern Lebanon.

(Died on May 24, 2018)
John Bain (TotalBiscuit), English gaming commentator and critic (b. 1984).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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