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Notable Historical Events for May 24th

1964Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

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

1940Hitler affirms Gen von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"

1989Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

1958Cuban President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion

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

1890Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany

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

1992Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 24th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 24th

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

1917Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

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Notable Deaths on May 24th

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

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

1543Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70

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

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