Did You Know? This Day in History May 24
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 News Events - 10 records
1985 - A tidal wave struck Bangladesh, causing much damage
1983 - A huge IRA bomb exploded at Andersonstown police station, Belfast
1982 - The British ship 'HMS Antelope' sank after a fire, in the Falklands conflict
1976 - Concordes from Britain & France flew to Washington D.C for the first time
1958 - The nuclear reactor at Dounreay began working
1956 - The 2,500th anniversary of the death of Buddha was celebrated in India
1862 - Westminster bridge, across the Thames, was opened
1941 - HMS Hood, a British warship, was sunk by the German battleship 'Bismark'
1948 - The USSR stopped road & rail traffic between Berlin & the West
1916 - Conscription began in Britain
 Famous Birthdays - 7 records
1819 - Queen Victoria
1941 - Bob Dylan, American singer/songwriter
1943 - Gary Burghoff, US actor; played 'Radar' in TV's M*A*S*H
1836 - Joseph Rowntree, Founder of 'Rowntrees' confectioners
1855 - Arthur W. Pinero, English playwright
1928 - Stanley Baxter, Comedian
1966 - Eric Cantona, Controversial French footballer


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