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On This Day

May 24

Victoria Day

1830 Sara Josepha Hale publishes the song Mary Had a Little Lamb

1860 Don Juan wins the 1st Queen's Plate Race jockeyed by Charles S.Littlefield, Sr. Trained and owed by James White

1883 The Brooklyn Bridge opens for traffic.

1956 The Eurovision Contest is first held Lys Assia from Switzerland wins with the "Refrain"

1967 Cincinnati Bengals are award a AFL franchise.

1976 Muhammad Ali retains the Heavyweight Boxing title over Richard Dunn.

1980 New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup over the Philadelphia Flyers.

1984 Vince McMahon Sr. passes away

1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade opens in Movie Theatres Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring Harrison Ford & Sean Connery.

Happy Birthday

1900 MP Lionel “The Big Train” Conacher Politician & Super Athlete played football with The Toronto Argos winning a Gray Cup, Baseball with the Toronto Maple Leafs winning the International League, also a 2 x Stanley Cup Champion with Chicago Black Hawks & Montreal Maroons. Served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario & House of Commons. He passed away while playing baseball on Parliament Hill

1861 Gerald Strickland 4th Prime Minister of Malta

1979 H.B. Reese candy maker

1923 Sejun Suzuki film director

1938 Tommy Chung Comedian, actor

1938 Prince Buster musician, Rockstedy

1941 Bob Dylan musician Legend

1944 Patti LeBelle singer

1956 Larry Blackmon musician in the band Cameo

1967 Heavy D rapper

1981 Sayaka Ando model

1985 Roman Reigns WWE Superstar

1989 Simmi Singh youtuber

1989 G-Eazy Rapper

1997 Crystal Greenvelle actress



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