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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 29 August 2015

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

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 May - 24.  

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  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 this day in history 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  

1983  Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria on May - 24.  

1983  On May - 24 supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1986  Reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours on May - 24.  

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

1986  On this day in history 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 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 May - 24.  

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

1988  On May - 24 porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe  

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 May - 24.  

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

1989  Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack on May - 24.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

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

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

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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

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

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