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Historical Events For May - 24

Sunday, 04 December 2016

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

1990  On May - 24 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 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  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 May - 24 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  Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66 on May - 24.  

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1994  On May - 24 poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash  

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

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

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

1996  On May - 24 alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83  

1997  Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan on May - 24.  

1997  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

2013  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  

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  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

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

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

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

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

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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

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