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Notable Historical Events for May 24th

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

1846General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

1943Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean

1775John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress

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

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

1992Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

1986Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel

1964Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

1890Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany

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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

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

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

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

1543Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70

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

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