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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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

1979  On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

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

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 May - 24.  

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

1981  On this day in history 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  Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria on May - 24.  

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

1983  On this day in history 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  On this day in history cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die  

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

1986  Margaret Thatcher becomes first British PM to visit Israel on this day in history.  

1986  Reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours on this day in history.  

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

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  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  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

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

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

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

1989  French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

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

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

1619  On May - 24 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 May - 24 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  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

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  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

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

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 May - 24.  

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