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Notable Historical Events for May 24th

1846General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

1943Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean

1986Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel

1915Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations

1818General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida

1992Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

1970Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 24th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 24th

1917Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 24th

1543Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70

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

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

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

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