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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 01 May 2016

1979  Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar on May - 24.  

1979  On May - 24 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

1979  On this day in history jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies  

1980  On May - 24 "Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56  

1980  Iran rejects a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages on May - 24.  

1980  On this day in history stanley Cup New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2  

1980  Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2 on May - 24.  

1981  Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indianapolis 500 on May - 24.  

1981  Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain on May - 24.  

1981  On this day in history george Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83  

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

1983  Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students on this day in history.  

1983  The Brooklyn Bridge, linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic on May - 24.  

1985  "View to a Kill" premieres in US on May - 24.  

1985  Cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die on May - 24.  

1986  On May - 24 country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl  

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

1986  On this day in history reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours  

1986  Stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1 on May - 24.  

1986  On May - 24 gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76  

1986  On May - 24 stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1  

1987  On May - 24 al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500  

1987  On May - 24 hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89  

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

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

1988  On May - 24 power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals  

1988  James "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87 on May - 24.  

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

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

1989  AC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona on this day in history.  

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

1989  NHL's New York Rangers fire general manager & coach Phil Esposito on this day in history.  

1989  On May - 24 weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack  

1989  Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72 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 May - 24.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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

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  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

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

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de LorĂ©, French military commander (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

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

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