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)
Born in 1879

Famous Deaths

William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)

American abolitionist, and publisher ("The Liberator"), dies at 73

1879 Highlights

About May 24, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini