On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1894

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lowell Observatory, Arizona, first begins observations of Mars with an eighteen-inch telescope, leads its builder Percival Lowell to conclude there are canals on Mars

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Astronomer
Percival Lowell

Famous Deaths

  • William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63