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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  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 May - 24.  

1963  On this day in history elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack  

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 this day in history panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300  

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 May - 24 haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days  

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

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

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

1969  On May - 24 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  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  Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on May - 24.  

1974  On May - 24 dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns  

1978  Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on May - 24.  

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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 May - 24.  

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  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 May - 24.  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

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  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 May - 24.  

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

1408  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

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  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  


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