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Notable Historical Events for May 24th

1997Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Mich

1989Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

1818General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida

1846General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

198733rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes

1915Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations

1775John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress

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

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

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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

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

1917Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

1986Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy

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Notable Deaths on May 24th

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

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

1543Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70

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

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