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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 06 July 2015

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

1991  Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49 on May - 24.  

1992  Jay Leno makes his Tonight Show debut as permanent host, succeeding Johnny Carson on May - 24.  

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  On May - 24 kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4 million settlement  

1993  On May - 24 kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey  

1993  Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66 on May - 24.  

1994  Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash on May - 24.  

1994  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1996  Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83 on May - 24.  

1997  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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

2014  On May - 24 yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, is detained by army after a military coup  

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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  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

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

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

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

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On this day in history 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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on May - 24.  

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

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

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

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

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