On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday

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


Person of interestWilliam Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73

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