On This Day..... May 24

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MAY 24TH

  • TODAY IS RED NOSE DAY
  • TODAY IS WYOMING APPRECIATION DAY
 


  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901)
  • TOMMY CHONG (1938, 80)
 
  • BOB DYLAN (1941, 77)
  • PATTI LABELLE (1944, 74)
 
  • PRISCILLA PRESLEY (1945, 73)
  • JIM BROADBENT (1949, 69)
 
  • ALFRED MOLINA (1953, 65)
  • ROSANNE CASH (1955, 63)
 
  • KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS (1960, 58)
  • JOHN C. REILLY (1965, 53)
 
  • HEAVY D (1967-2011)
  • GREG BERLANTI (1972, 46)
 
  • BILLY GILMAN (1988, 30)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1543, NICHOLAS COPERNICUS DIES AT 70
  • IN 1626, DUTCH EXPLORER PETER MINUIT PURCHASES MANHATTAN ISLAND FROM THE NATIVES FOR ROUGHLY $24
  • IN 1738, JOHN WESLEY CONVERTS AND LAUNCHES THE METHODIST MOVEMENT
  • IN 1775, JOHN HANCOCK IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
 
  • IN 1818, GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON CONQUERS PENSACOLA, FLORIDA
  • IN 1830, SARAH HALE PUBLISHES “MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB” IN BOSTON
  • IN 1844, SAMUEL MORSE SENDS THE FIRST TELEGRAPH, “WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT”
  • IN 1866, BERKLEY, CALIFORNIA IS FOUNDED, NAMED AFTER THE BISHOP OF CLOYNE, GEORGE BERKLEY
  • IN 1883, PRESIDENT CHESTER ARTHUR PRESIDES OVER THE OPENING OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE FROM BROOKLYN TO MANHATTAN IN NEW YORK CITY
 
  • IN 1899, THE FIRST AUTO REPAIR SHOP OPENS IN BOSTON
  • IN 1931, THE B&O RAILROAD IS THE FIRST AIR CONDITIONED RAIL CAR SERVICE
  • IN 1935, THE FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NIGHT GAME IS PLAYED IN CINCINATTI
  • IN 1956, THE FIRST EUROVISION MUSIC CONTEST IS HELD
  • IN 1965, THE SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN A LAW THAT WOULD ALLOW THE POST OFFICE TO INTERCEPT COMMUNIST PROPOGANDA
  • IN 1966, “MAME” OPENS ON BROADWAY
 
  • IN 1968, THE ROLLING STONES RELEASE “JUMPING JACK FLASH”
  • IN 1969, THE BEATLES HIT #1 WITH “GET BACK”
  • IN 1969, THE ARCHIES RELEASE “SUGAR SUGAR”
 
  • IN 1974, NBC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW”
  • IN 1974, DUKE ELLINGTON DIES OF CANCER AT 75
  • IN 1974, DAVID BOWIE RELEASES “DIAMOND DOGS”
 
  • IN 1975, EARTH, WIND AND FIRE GOES TO #1 WITH “SHINING STAR”
  • IN 1976, THE CONCORDE MAKES ITS FIRST FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON DC
  • IN 1978, THE TERM “GLASS CEILING” IS USED FOR THE FIRST TIME BY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT MARILYN LODEN
 
  • IN 1980, THE B-52’S PEAK AT #56 WITH “ROCK LOBSTER”
  • IN 1983, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN DENY TAX BREAKS TO SCHOOLS FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
  • IN 1985, 10,000 PEOPLE DIE WHEN A CYCLONE HITS BANGLADESH
 
  • IN 1985, JAMES BOND’S “A VIEW TO KILL” OPENS
  • IN 1988, THE STANLEY CUP FINALS ARE DELAYED BY A POWER OUTAGE IN THE BOSTON GARDEN
  • IN 1988, THE UNITED KINGDOM PASSED SECTION 28 TO PROHIBIT THE PROMOTION OF HOMOSEXUALITY. IT WOULD BE REPEALED IN 2001 AND 2004
 
  • IN 1989, STEPHEN SPEILBERG RELEASES “INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE”
  • IN 1990, THE EDMONTON OILERS DEFEAT THE BOSTON BRUINS FOR THE STANLEY CUP
  • IN 1996, LESLIE NEILSON RELEASES “SPY HARD”
 
  • IN 1997, TIM ALLEN IS ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING
  • IN 1997, HANSON HITS #1 WITH “MMMBOP”
 
  • IN 1997, THE SPICE GIRLS HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “SPICE”
  • IN 1999, FOX AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “MELROSE PLACE”
 
  • IN 2003, KATE WINSLET MARRIES DIRECTOR SAM MENDES
  • IN 2014, KANYE WEST MARRIES KIM KARDASHIAN
  • IN 2016, BILL COSBY IS ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT IN PENNSYLVANIA
 

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