On This Day: 24 May
(24 May 2017)

Mary had a little lamb

On This Day: 24 May


Join us as we take you through some of the interesting events that took place on 16 May, throughout time.

Methodist Movement
In 1738, John Wesley founded the Methodist church after converting. Methodists now celebrate the day yearly as Aldersgate Day.

Mary’s little lamb
In 1830, American poet Sarah Josepha Hale
published her poem “Mary Had A Little Lamb” for the first time, under the Bostonfirm Marsh, Capen & Lyon.

Margaret Thatcher
In 1986, Margaret Thatcher travelled to Israel and became the first in office Prime Minister of Britain to do so. This was one of her many accomplishments, such as being the first female British Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher

Indiana Jones
In 1989, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Indiana Jones and Last Crusade,’ starring Harrison Ford, premièred. The film was the third instalment in the franchise and made over $474,2 million from a $55,4 million budget.

North and South Korea
In 2010, North Korea sunk South Korea’s ROKS Cheonan ship, which resulted in cutting off trade with the north and not even allowing their ships to enter South Korean waters.

North and South Korea

Kimye Wedding
In 2014, one of the most famous couples got married in Florence, Italy, after two years of dating. Multiple Grammy Award wining artist Kanye West married reality star Kim Kardashian.

Kanye and Kim Wedding

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