Today in History

Events on May 24

Invention of the helicopter
Igor Sikorsky, an emigrant to America from the Ukraine, flies the first modern helicopter.

Inauguaration of 1st Commercial Telegraph Line
The world’s first commercial telegraph line is inaugurated.

Battle of Manila Bay Between Martin de Goiti and Soliman
The First Battle in Manila Bay between the Spanish, led by Martin de Goiti, and the Filipinos, led by Soliman.