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  • On This Day: What happened on 24 May?

    On This Day: What happened on 24 May?

    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.


    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.


    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.

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