On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1862

Westminster Bridge Defies a King and the Church

Historical Events

  • Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time
  • Westminster Bridge across The Thames opens in London, England, second bridge replacing earlier bridge fallen into decay
1862 Highlights

About May 24, 1862

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini