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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

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

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

1979  On May - 24 jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies  

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

1980  On May - 24 iran rejects a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages  

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

1980  On May - 24 stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2  

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

1981  On May - 24 hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain  

1981  On May - 24 george Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83  

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

1983  Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die  

1986  On this day in history country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl  

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 this day in history stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1  

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

1986  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  On this day in history porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe  

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

1988  On May - 24 james "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87  

1988  On May - 24 john Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute  

1989  On May - 24 "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade" premieres  

1989  AC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona on May - 24.  

1989  On this day in history french war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice  

1989  On May - 24 nHL's New York Rangers fire general manager & coach Phil Esposito  

1989  Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack on this day in history.  

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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

1544  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

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

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.