What Happened on May 24, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5

Famous Birthdays

  • H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's and founder (d. 1956)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73