Historical Events on May 24 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 234 of 234

  • 1997 Telstar-5 Proton Launch, Successful
  • 1998 Indianapolis 500: Eddie Cheever Jr wins in 3:26:40.524 (233.604 km/h)
  • 1998 51st Cannes Film Festival: "Mia aioniotita kai mia mera" by Theo Angelopoulos wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1999 Venezuela enters the Antarctic Treaty System.
  • 2000 Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
  • 2000 8th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Valencia 3-0 at Saint-Denis
  • 2001 Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
  • 2001 The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200 in Israel's worst-ever civil disaster.
  • 2001 The Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1994 when Senator James Jeffords of Vermont abandons the Republican Party and declares himself an independent
  • 2002 Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
  • 2003 48th Eurovision Song Contest: Sertab Erener for Turkey wins singing "Everyway That I Can" in Riga
  • 2004 North Korea bans mobile phones.
  • 2008 53rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dima Bilan for Russia wins singing "Believe" in Belgrade
  • 2009 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:19:34.6427 (241.913 km/h)
  • 2009 62nd Cannes Film Festival: "The White Ribbon" directed by Michael Haneke wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2010 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 1

  • 2011 NHL Western Conference Finals: Vancouver Canucks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 1
  • 2013 Rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador
  • 2014 Yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, is detained by the army after a military coup
  • 2014 22nd UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Atletico Madrid 4-1 at Lisbon
  • 2015 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 3:05:56.5286 (259.653 km/h)
  • 2015 Mumbai Indians defeat Chennai Super Kings to win the 2015 20/20 cricket Indian Premier League
  • 2015 68th Cannes Film Festival: "Dheepan" directed by Jacques Audiard wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2016 Kaduna state in Nigeria declares a state of emergency due to 'Tomato Ebola', as moth destroys 80% of tomato crops

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2016 Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 2017 UEFA Europa League won by Manchester United 2-0 against Ajax in Stockholm
  • 2018 Record US fentanyl seizure of 120lbs (54kg) confirmed by police in Nebraska in April, enough to kill 26 million people, one of largest drug busts in US history

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2018 Actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by several women in CNN report

  • 2018 At least 14 children reported mauled to death by wild dogs near Khairabad, India after closure of slaughterhouses

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2018 US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 US President Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines
  • 2018 World's largest cat-proof fence (44km) completed at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, central Australia to protest endangered species
  • 2018 Bangladeshi police reported to have shot 52 suspected drug traffickers in anti-narcotics crackdown in 10 days
  • 2018 US President Trump signs into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act easing financial regulations and reducing oversight for banks