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