On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report

  • At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses
  • Bangladeshi police reported to have shot 52 suspected drug traffickers in anti-narcotics crackdown in 10 days
  • Record US fentanyl seizure of 120lbs (54kg) confirmed by police in Nebraska in April, enough to kill 26 million people, one of largest drug busts in US history

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • US President Donald Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines
  • US President Donald Trump signs into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act easing financial regulations and reducing oversight for banks
  • World's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protest endangered species

Famous Deaths

  • Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, dies at 88
  • Jerry Maren [Gerard Marenghi], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), dies at 98