This Day in History: 0000-05-24

24 May – John Wesley “experienced confirmation of salvation by grace”, thus beginning the Methodist Church, in what is celebrated by Methodists as “Aldersgate Day”, named after the street in London where it occurred (1738).
24 May – The British battle cruiser HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the Battle of Denmark Strait, but the Bismarck was damaged and itself sunk on 27 May (1941).