May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. There are many by great and memorable events that have occurred on on this day, these are just a few.

  • May 24 is also known as:
    • National Escargot Day
      • this day is to honor everyone’s favorite dish, Escargot.  Otherwise known as Cooked Land Snails.
      • This is dish is usually served as a appetizer, and can be a acquired taste.
      • Dish is usually served by removing the land snails from their shells, cooking them and putting them back into their shells.
      • Celebrate this day by using #NationalEscargotDay to post on social media.
    • National Scavenger Hunt Day.
      • Scavenger Hunts are fun games for kids to go around trying to find certain objects.
      • Celebrate this day by getting together with friends and family and have picnic and scavenger hunt.
      • Use #ScavengerHuntDay to post on social media.
  • Historical Events
    • On May 24 1830  “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
    • On May 24 1883  The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
    • On May 24 1915  World War I: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary, joining the conflict on the side of the Allies.
    • On May 24 1935  The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2–1 at Crosley Field.
    • On May 24 1958  United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
    •  On May 24 1981  Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife, and his presidential committee die in an aircraft accident while traveling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president gave a famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.
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