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 This day in History - May 24
434 Historic Events for May 24
1879

7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40«

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1881

Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer

Birth
1881

Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die

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1881

Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies

Death
1882

Creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)

Birth
1883

Brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur and Gov Cleveland

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1884

Anti-Monopoly party and Greenback Party forms People's Party in US

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1886

Paul Paray, Le Tr‚port Normandy, conductor/composer (Artemis Trouble)

Birth
1887

Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Assn at East African harbors

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1890

Caprivi succeeds Bismarck on as chancellor of Germany

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1890

Geo Train and Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma

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1890

Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

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1891

William F Albright, US old testament scholar/archaeologist

Birth
1891

Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist

Birth
1893

W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)

Birth
1894

William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63

Death
1895

Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73

Death
1895

Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight

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1895

Samuel I Newhouse, US millionaire publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour)

Birth
1895

H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)

Birth
1898

Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)

Birth
1899

Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)

Birth
1899

1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)

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1900

Britain annexes Orange Free State

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1900

34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¬

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