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 This day in History - May 24
434 Historic Events for May 24
1913

Willi Daume, olympic organizer

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1914

Lilli Palmer, [Peiser], Germany, actress (Gentle Sex, Lotte in Weimar)

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1914

George Tabori, writer

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1914

Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)

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1915

Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary

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1915

Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations

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1916

US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker

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1916

French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured

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1916

Conscription begins in Britain

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1916

Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname

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1916

Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)

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1917

Theodore Hesburgh, Syracuse NY, president (Notre Dame)

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1917

Derek Hodgson, British high court judge

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1917

Lord Campbell of Alloway, QC

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1918

Cleveland beats Yankees 3-2 in 19 inning

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1918

D V Jennings, solicitor

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1918

Coleman A Young, civil rights leader (Mayor-D-Detroit)

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1919

Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48

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1921

1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected

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1921

British Legion forms

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1922

Russian-Italian trade agreement signed

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1922

Record temperature in Netherlands for May (35.6øC)

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1922

Sadao Bekku, composer

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1923

Siobhan McKenna, Ireland, stage actress (Saint Joan)

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1923

Paul Bramley, oral surgeon

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