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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

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1979  On May - 24 billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar  

1979  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

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

1980  On this day in history "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 this day in history.  

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

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  Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain on this day in history.  

1981  George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83 on May - 24.  

1983  On this day in history fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria  

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

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

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

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

1986  Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl on May - 24.  

1986  Margaret Thatcher becomes first British PM to visit Israel on May - 24.  

1986  On May - 24 reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours  

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

1986  Gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76 on May - 24.  

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

1987  Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indianapolis 500 on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89  

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 May - 24.  

1988  Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals on this day in history.  

1988  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

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

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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