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Notable Historical Events for May 24th

1940Hitler affirms Gen von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"

1738John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.

198733rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes

1846General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

1943Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean

1964Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

1968French President Charles de Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse

1660English king Charles II visits Netherlands

1989Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

1930Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

May 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 24th

1965John C. Reilly, Chicago, Illinois, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)

1955Rosanne Cash, Memphis Tn, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder)

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Notable Weddings on May 24th

1917Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

2003Oscar winning-actress Kate Winslet (27) weds director Sam Mendes (36) in Anguilla Island

2014Rapper and record producer Kanye West (36) weds model Kim Kardashian (33) at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy

1986Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy

May 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 24th

1966Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

1974Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

1543Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70

1879William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73

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