May 1824 in History

Events in History

  • May 2 Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)
  • May 10 The National Gallery in London opens to the public in its temporary home in a townhouse on Pall Mall
  • May 24 Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee
  • May 26 Brazil is recognized by US

Birthdays in History

  • May 8 William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)
  • May 9 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • May 10 Charles Henry Van Wyck, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • May 11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 16 Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • May 16 Levi Parsons Morton, (R) 22nd US VP (1889-93)
  • May 23 Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 29 Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Major General (Confederate Army)

Deaths in History

  • May 4 Joseph Joubert, French essayist and moralist (b. 1754)
  • May 26 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)