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Notable Historical Events for May 24th

1926Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)

1940Hitler affirms Gen von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"

1989NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

1915Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations

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

1970Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

1890Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany

1989Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

1818General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida

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

May 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 24th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 24th

1917Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

1986Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 24th

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

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

1543Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70

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

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