On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1854

Historical Events

  • Escaped slave Anthony Burns is arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Act

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)
1854 Highlights

About May 24, 1854

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 167 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini