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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

1990  On this day in history andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game  

1990  On this day in history stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1  

1990  Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1 on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49  

1992  On this day in history jay Leno makes his Tonight Show debut as permanent host, succeeding Johnny Carson  

1992  Joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1993  On this day in history eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war  

1993  Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4 million settlement on this day in history.  

1993  Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey on this day in history.  

1993  On this day in history jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66  

1994  On this day in history poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash  

1994  On this day in history jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48  

1995  Harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79 on this day in history.  

1996  "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released on this day in history.  

1996  Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1997  On this day in history actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan  

1997  On this day in history edward Mulhare, actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74  

2006  On this day in history east Timor's Foreign Minister Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal.  

2007  General election in the Republic of Ireland. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and his Fianna Fáil party win a majority of seats for the third election in a row on this day in history.  

2013  Rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48