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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

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1961  27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on May - 24.  

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

1961  On May - 24 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 May - 24 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 May - 24 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win  

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

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

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

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

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 May - 24.  

1968  On this day in history mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession  

1968  On May - 24 president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse  

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

1968  Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on May - 24.  

1969  On this day in history beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks  

1969  The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on this day in history.  

1969  Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1972  Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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

1974  Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on this day in history.  

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

1975  On May - 24 soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4  

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

1977  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 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  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

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 this day in history.  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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


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