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 This day in History - May 24
434 Historic Events for May 24
1925

Fran‡ois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)

Birth
1925

Mai Zetterling, Sweden, actress (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm)

Birth
1926

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)

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1926

Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)

Birth
1927

Timothy Beven, CEO (Barclays Bank)

Birth
1927

Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)

Birth
1927

John Kelly Jr, US, sculls (Oly-bronze-1956)/brother of Grace Kelly

Birth
1928

Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again

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1928

Record 12 future Hall of Famers take the field, as Yanks beat A's 9-7

Event
1928

Peter Griffiths, MP

Birth
1928

Stanley Baxter, British comedian (Joey Boy, Fast Lady)

Birth
1928

William Trevor, Brit writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune)

Birth
1929

Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings

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1930

Hans-Martin Linde, composer

Birth
1930

Ivor Richardson, Judge (NZ Court of Appeals)

Birth
1930

Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week

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1930

Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

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1930

1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)

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1931

1st air-conditioned train installed-BandO Railroad

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1932

Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen)

Birth
1932

Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant

Birth
1932

Graham Arnold, artist

Birth
1932

Elaine Malbin, opera singer

Birth
1932

James Anderton, Chief constable (Manchester England)

Birth
1933

Dmitri Shostakovitch's Preludes, premieres in Moscow

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