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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

1990  Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1991  On May - 24 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  Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war on May - 24.  

1993  On this day in history kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4 million settlement  

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

1993  On May - 24 jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66  

1994  Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash on this day in history.  

1994  Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

1995  On May - 24 harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79  

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

1996  On this day in history alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83  

1997  On May - 24 actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan  

1997  On May - 24 edward Mulhare, actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74  

2006  East Timor's Foreign Minister Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

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 May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

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  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

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

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

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

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.