Today – May 24

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Today’s Notable Events

Notable Foreign Birthday

Queen Victoria – Longest reigning British monarch.

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and from 1 May 1876 the first Empress of India of the British Raj until her death. Her reign as the Queen lasted 63 years and seven months, longer than that of any other British monarch before or since. The period centered on her reign is known as the Victorian era, a time of industrial, political, scientific and military progress within the United Kingdom.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Civil War Cycle – Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)


Memorable U. S. Event

 

English: , man who bought Manhattan for 24 dollars
English: , man who bought Manhattan for 24 dollars (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Purchase of Manhattan IslandAt the age of 45 in December 1625, Peter Minuit was appointed the third director-general of New Netherland by the Dutch West India Company. He sailed to North America and arrived in the colony on May 4, 1626.

On May 24, 1626, Minuit was credited with purchasing Manhattan Island from the natives (most likely the Lenape tribe) in exchange for trade goods valued at 60 guilders.

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Colonial Cycle – Puritan Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1621-1640)

 

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