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Historical Events For May - 24

Saturday, 27 May 2017

1990  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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

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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 this day in history.  

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

1997  Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

2007  On May - 24 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.  

2013  On this day in history rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador  

2014  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

1544  On May - 24 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  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

1671  On May - 24 birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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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 May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

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 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 May - 24.  

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