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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 31 January 2015

1961  On May - 24 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS  

1961  Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.  

1961  U S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade on this day in history.  

1962  On May - 24 m Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit  

1963  The first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely on this day in history.  

1963  On May - 24 elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack  

1964  On May - 24 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win  

1964  Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan on this day in history.  

1964  Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on this day in history.  

1964  18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win on May - 24.  

1965  Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional on May - 24.  

1966  "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days  

1968  Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession on this day in history.  

1968  President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated  

1968  On this day in history bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75  

1969  Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on May - 24.  

1969  The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on May - 24.  

1969  On this day in history mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48  

1970  On May - 24 peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult  

1971  On this day in history a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard  

1972  On May - 24 glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona  

1972  On May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1972  On May - 24 asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88  

1974  Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on May - 24.  

1974  On this day in history duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75  

1975  Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on this day in history.  

1975  Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on May - 24.  

1976  Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 24.  

1976  On May - 24 the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)  

1976  Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on May - 24.  

1977  On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns  

1978  On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect  

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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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

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  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.