May 24, 1141 – Malcolm IV of Scotland is born.
May 24, 1153 – David I of Scotland dies at Carlisle, Cumbria.
May 24, 1487 - Lambert Simnel is crowned Edward VI, King of England in Dublin, Ireland. He was an imposter set up to threaten Henry VII's new and unstable reign.
May 24, 1819 - Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born at Kensington Palace , the only daughter of the Duke of Kent. She is the longest reigning British monarch to date; she reigned for 63 years, from 1837 until her death in 1901.