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 (d. 1918)
  • Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WWI)