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Notable Historical Events for May 24th

1986Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel

1775John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress

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

1964Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

1970Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

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

1846General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

1940Hitler affirms Gen von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"

198733rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes

1989Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

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Notable Birthdays on May 24th

1941Bob Dylan, [Robert Zimmerman], Duluth Minn, singer/songwriter (Blowin' in Wind)

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

1917Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

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

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Notable Deaths on May 24th

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

1543Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70

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

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

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