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Saturday, May 25, 2013

May 24 - The Day in History

May 24 : General Interest
1883: Brooklyn Bridge opens

After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history... read more

American Revolution
1775 : John Hancock becomes president of Congress

1991 : "Thelma and Louise," featuring 1966 Ford Thunderbird, released

Civil War
1864 : Battle of North Anna continues

Cold War
1959 : John Foster Dulles dies

1989 : Lori Ann Auker disappears from a parking lot

1964 : Riot erupts at soccer match

General Interest
1543 : Copernicus dies
1844 : What hath God wrought?

1989 : sex, lies and videotape wins top prize at Cannes

1940 : Joseph Brodsky is born

1974 : Duke Ellington dies

Old West
1863 : Henry Plummer is elected sheriff of Bannack, Montana

1797 : Thomas Jefferson inquires about a former flame

1935 : MLB holds first night game

Vietnam War
1964 : Goldwater suggests using atomic weapons
1971 : Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper

World War I
1917 : British naval convoy system introduced

World War II
1941 : The Bismarck sinks the Hood
1943 : Auschwitz gets a new doctor: "the Angel of Death"


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