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 This day in History - May 24
434 Historic Events for May 24
15

Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commandant

Birth
1086

Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III

Event
1144

Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies

Death
1153

David I, King of Scotland, dies

Death
1153

Malcolm IV becomes king of Scotland

Event
1300

King Philip IV occupies Flanders, Earl Gwijde captured

Event
1370

Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV

Event
1487

Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin

Event
1543

Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland

Death
1544

William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)

Birth
1605

Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

Birth
1610

Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer

Birth
1612

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48

Death
1619

Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter

Birth
1626

Peter Minuet buys Manhattan from Indians for trinkets, valued at $24

Event
1650

John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist

Birth
1653

German Parliament selects Ferdinand II king of Austria

Event
1658

Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought

Event
1660

English king Charles II visits Netherlands

Event
1665

Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscans, dies

Death
1667

French troops attack into Southern Netherlands

Event
1669

Pieter Cuypers, South Neth lawyer, dies at 48

Death
1670

Ferdinand II, ruler of Toscane, dies at 59

Death
1677

Alexandre de Villenueve, composer

Birth
1689

English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants

Event