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Notable Historical Events for May 24th

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

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

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

1970Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

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

1846General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

1992Pat Bradley wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament

1890Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany

1915Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations

1964Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

May 24th Historical Events
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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

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

1917Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

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

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

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

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