On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1881

Historical Events

  • Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die
  • Turkey cedes Thessaly and Arta back to Greece.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, born in Trnava, Slovakia (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Palmer, British landscape painter, dies at 76
1881 Highlights

About May 24, 1881

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini