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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 20 April 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  On this day in history stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1  

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

1992  Jay Leno makes his Tonight Show debut as permanent host, succeeding Johnny Carson on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79  

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

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

1993  On this day in history kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey  

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  Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

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

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

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

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

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

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

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