What Happened on May 24, 1854

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Anthony Burns, slave, arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston
  • Lincoln University, Penn, 1st Black college in US founded by John Miller Dickey and Sarah Emlen Cresson

Famous Birthdays

  • John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy (d. 1918)
  • Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)