On This Day: May 24th
This is 144th day of the year and 221 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—19 Iyyar 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 20th day of the 4th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraph message, in which he asked, "What hath God wrought?"
Jean Paul Maratrevolutionary
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhovnovelist
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.