On this day: May 24

POSTED: 04:15 PM PDT May 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 23, 2016 

"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is first published, the Brooklyn Bridge opens, Major League Baseball gets lit up, Bob Dylan is born, and "Thelma & Louise" and "Braveheart" premiere in theaters, all on this day.

OTD May 24 - Vince McMahon Sr
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World Wrestling Entertainment

1984: Wrestling promoter and businessman Vince McMahon Sr., the founder of WWE, dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 69 in North Miami, Florida. In 1982, McMahon had sold the parent company of the then-WWF to his son Vincent Kennedy McMahon, who began an expansion process that fundamentally changed the professional wrestling industry and transformed the company into a worldwide business.


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