On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1879

Historical Events

  • 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5

Famous Birthdays

  • H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's, born in York County, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)

Famous Deaths


Abolitionist and Social Reformer William Lloyd Garrison
Abolitionist and Social Reformer
William Lloyd Garrison

1879 Highlights

About May 24, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini