24 May 1824 – John Gibson Paton was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He became a Protestant Missionary to the New Hebrides Islands of the South
Pacific. He was the eldest of 11 children of James and Janet Paton.
24 May 1830 – Missionary John Williams sailed as a Missionary to the South Sea Islands where he learned numerous native languages and built a 60-foot
boat, to enable him to pioneer the Gospel in Samoa and the New Hebrides.
24 May 1844 – Christian inventor, Samuel F. B. Morse demonstrated the first practical telegraph with the message: “What hath God wrought?”