On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1894

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
Percival Lowell

Famous Deaths

  • William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63
1894 Highlights

About May 24, 1894

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini