Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 24 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 24 MAY
2019 | Under pressure for her handling of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation as leader of the Conservative party, on June 7. She remained Prime Minister until a new Tory leader was elected in late July 2019.
2014 | A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck k the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey and injured 324 people.
2019 | 19 students died in a fire in Surat, India.
2014 | At least three people were killed in a shooting at Brussels’ Jewish Museum of Belgium.
1993 | Roman Catholic Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo and five other people were killed in a shootout at the International Airport in Guadalajara.
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1956 | English lawyer, and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales, Dominic Grieve.
1978 | American baseball player, Brad Penny.
1988 | American sergeant, Monica Lin Brown.
1963 | American computer scientist and educator, Valerie Taylor.
1974 | French runner and actor, Sébastien Foucan.
1943 | American actor, Gary Burghoff.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
2015 | English rugby player, Dean Carroll, 53.
2013 | American journalist and author, Haynes Johnson, 82.
2000 | Indian poet and songwriter, Majrooh Sultanpuri, 81.
2013 | Welsh footballer, Ron Davies, 71.
2012 | Belgian psychoanalyst and author, Jacqueline Harpman, 83.
2010 | American businessman and activist, Raymond V. Haysbert, 90.
2000 | On this day, Indoor international football arrived in Britain for the first time when Brazil beat Wales 3-0 under a closed roof at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
2019 | “Rim of the World” was streamed on Netflix on this day for the first time
Africa has the shortest coastline despite being the second largest continent in the world.