Historical Events for 24th May 2023

1595 – Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library
1861 – Alexandria, Virginia occupied by Federal troops
1887 – Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E African Association at East African harbors
1944 – Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania’s anti fascists
1959 – 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania)
1968 – French President Charles De Gaulle proposes referendum and students set fire to Paris bourse
1976 – 1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington, D.C.)
1980 – Stanley Cup Final, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY: In first Finals appearance, NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 5-4 in OT for a 4 games to 2 series win
1984 – Revival of musical “The Wiz” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 13 performances
2021 – India’s official COVID-19 death toll passes 300,000 (303,720), the third country to do so, with experts saying it is a vast undercount

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