On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico
  • Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st African American to head an American Medical Association unit (New York County)
  • German airline Lufthansa forms
  • IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour