Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 24

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This is a list of selected May 24 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Saints Cyril and Methodius Day in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Russia refimprove section
; Independence Day in Eritrea (1993) advertisement, unreferenced section
1487Impostor Lambert Simnel was crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, as "King Edward VI". refimprove
1738 – At a Moravian meeting in Aldersgate, London, John Wesley experienced a spiritual rebirth, leading him to launch the Methodist movement. refimprove section
1822Ecuadorian War of Independence: Troops led by Antonio José de Sucre secured the independence of Quito from Spain at the Battle of Pichincha. no footnotes
1830 – The nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was first published as an original poem by Sarah Josepha Hale. refimprove section
1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the first common carrier and Class I railroad in the United States, opened for scheduled service. refimprove section
1930 – English aviator Amy Johnson landed in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to successfully fly from England to Australia. trivia
1960Cordón Caulle in the Chilean Andes began to erupt, less than two days after the Valdivia earthquake struck the region. unreferenced section
1976 – In a wine competition in Paris, French judges shocked the wine industry by rating California wines higher than French ones. refimprove
1988Section 28 of the United Kingdom's Local Government Act of 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, was enacted. lots of CN tags
1999 – Former President of Serbia Slobodan Milošević was indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo. refimprove section
Germanicus (b. 15 BC) unreferenced section (Ancestry)



May 24: Aldersgate Day (Methodism)

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia

Marek Sobieski (b. 1628) · Stormé DeLarverie (d. 2014)

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