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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 20 April 2014

1961  On this day in history 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS  

1961  On this day in history explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit  

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win  

1964  On this day in history beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan  

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

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

1965  On this day in history supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional  

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  On this day in history president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse  

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 this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader  

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

1970  Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on this day in history.  

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

1972  On this day in history glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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

1974  Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1976  Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.  

1976  The first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC) on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62  

1977  On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns  

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

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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 this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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

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