24 May 2020: This day in history

  • 1595 Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library
  • 1738 John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day
  • 1844 Samuel Morse taps out “What hath God wrought” in the world’s first telegraph message
  • 1941 German battleship Bismarck sinks the British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive
  • 1988 Section 28 passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality. Repealed 2001/2004

Source: Onthisday.com

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