On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1854

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Escaped slave Anthony Burns is arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Act
  • Lincoln University, Pennsylvania is 1st Black college in US, founded by John Miller Dickey and Sarah Emlen Cresson

Famous Birthdays

  • John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy, born in Banister Hollow, Camden County, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • Louis Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, admiral (WWI), born in Graz, Austrian Empire (d. 1921)