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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 03 September 2015

1961  27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1963  On this day in history the first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely  

1963  Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on this day in history.  

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

1964  On May - 24 beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan  

1964  On May - 24 panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300  

1964  18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win on this day in history.  

1965  Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional on this day in history.  

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

1968  Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days on this day in history.  

1968  On May - 24 mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession  

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

1968  The Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated on this day in history.  

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

1969  On May - 24 beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks  

1969  On May - 24 the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader  

1969  Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1970  Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on May - 24.  

1971  A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on May - 24.  

1972  Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona on this day in history.  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on May - 24.  

1972  On this day in history asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88  

1974  On this day in history dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV  

1974  Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on May - 24.  

1975  On this day in history dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's  

1975  Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title  

1976  The first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC) on May - 24.  

1976  Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1977  USSR President Podgorny resigns on May - 24.  

1978  Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

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

1605  On May - 24 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  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

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 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 this day in history.  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

1425  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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