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Historical Events For May - 24

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1979  On this day in history billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar  

1979  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on May - 24.  

1979  Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies on May - 24.  

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

1980  On this day in history iran rejects a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages  

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

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

1981  On May - 24 bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indianapolis 500  

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  

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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  On this day in history "View to a Kill" premieres in US  

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  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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

1986  On this day in history stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1  

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

1987  Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89 on May - 24.  

1988  John Moschitta set record for fast talking 586 words per minute on May - 24.  

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

1988  Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals on May - 24.  

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

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

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

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

1989  On May - 24 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  On this day in history weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack  

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

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

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

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  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

1671  On May - 24 birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On May - 24 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 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  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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