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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 28 July 2014

1979  Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

1979  Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies on this day in history.  

1980  "Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56 on this day in history.  

1980  Iran rejects a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages on this day in history.  

1980  Stanley Cup New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2 on this day in history.  

1980  Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2 on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indianapolis 500  

1981  On this day in history hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain  

1981  George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1983  Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students  

1983  On this day in history the Brooklyn Bridge, linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic  

1985  "View to a Kill" premieres in US on this day in history.  

1985  Cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die on this day in history.  

1986  Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history margaret Thatcher becomes first British PM to visit Israel  

1986  Reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours on this day in history.  

1986  Stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1 on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76  

1986  Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1 on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500  

1987  Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history john Moschitta set record for fast talking 586 words per minute  

1988  Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals  

1988  On this day in history james "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87  

1988  John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute on this day in history.  

1989  "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade" premieres on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history aC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona  

1989  French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history nHL's New York Rangers fire general manager & coach Phil Esposito  

1989  On this day in history weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack  

1989  On this day in history herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72  

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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  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  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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