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|May 24th, 2008||Event||Emperor s Cup of SumoFirst European to win itKaloyan Mahlyanov|
|May 24th, 2008||Event||New Bengaluru International Airport opens in Bangalore, India. It replaced the old HAL Bangalore International Airport.|
|May 24th, 2004||Event||Communications in North Korea: North Korea bans mobile phones.|
|May 24th, 2002||Event||Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.|
|May 24th, 2001||Event||Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.|
|May 24th, 2001||Event||The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200 in Israel s worst-ever civil disaster.|
|May 24th, 2001||Event||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.|
|May 24th, 2000||Event||Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.|
|May 24th, 1999||Event||Venezuela enters the Antarctic Treaty System.|
|May 24th, 1994||Event||Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.|
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