May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+1830 – "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published
+1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
+1935 – The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2–1 at Crosley Field.
+1958 – United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
+1994 – Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
( Births )
+1819 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901)
+1938 – Tommy Chong, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
+1945 – Priscilla Presley, American actress and businesswoman
+1955 – Rosanne Cash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
+1963 – Joe Dumars, American basketball player