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Notable Historical Events for May 24th

1992Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

1992Pat Bradley wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament

1846General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

1844Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph message)

1989Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

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

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

1970Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

1890Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany

1997Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Mich

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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

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

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

1917Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

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Notable Deaths on May 24th

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

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

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