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May 24, 1879 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in History

  • H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's, born in York County, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)

Deaths in History


Person of interestWilliam Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist, and publisher ("The Liberator"), dies at 73

Abolitionist and Social Reformer William Lloyd Garrison
Abolitionist and Social Reformer
William Lloyd Garrison

1879 in History