What Happened on May 24, 1881

Historical Events

  • Overloaded Canadian river ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks near London, Ontario, 180 die
  • Turkey cedes Thessaly and Arta back to Greece.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, born in Trnava, Slovakia (d. 1958)
Born in 1881

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Palmer, British landscape painter and etcher (Valley of Vision), dies at 76

About May 24, 1881

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini