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Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24 - This 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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-hancock-becomes-president-of-congress

Automotive
1991 : "Thelma and Louise," featuring 1966 Ford Thunderbird, released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thelma-and-louise-featuring-1966-ford-thunderbird-released

Civil War
1864 : Battle of North Anna continues
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-north-anna-continues

Cold War
1959 : John Foster Dulles dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-foster-dulles-dies

Crime
1989 : Lori Ann Auker disappears from a parking lot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lori-ann-auker-disappears-from-a-parking-lot

Disaster
1964 : Riot erupts at soccer match
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/riot-erupts-at-soccer-match

General Interest
1543 : Copernicus dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/copernicus-dies
1844 : What hath God wrought?
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/what-hath-god-wrought

Hollywood
1989 : sex, lies and videotape wins top prize at Cannes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sex-lies-and-videotape-wins-top-prize-at-cannes

Literary
1940 : Joseph Brodsky is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joseph-brodsky-is-born

Music
1974 : Duke Ellington dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/duke-ellington-dies

Old West
1863 : Henry Plummer is elected sheriff of Bannack, Montana
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-plummer-is-elected-sheriff-of-bannack-montana

Presidential
1797 : Thomas Jefferson inquires about a former flame
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-jefferson-inquires-about-a-former-flame

Sports
1935 : MLB holds first night game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mlb-holds-first-night-game

Vietnam War
1964 : Goldwater suggests using atomic weapons
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/goldwater-suggests-using-atomic-weapons
1971 : Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soldiers-place-controversial-ad-in-antiwar-newspaper

World War I
1917 : British naval convoy system introduced
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-naval-convoy-system-introduced

World War II
1941 : The Bismarck sinks the Hood
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-bismarck-sinks-the-hood
1943 : Auschwitz gets a new doctor: "the Angel of Death"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/auschwitz-gets-a-new-doctor-the-angel-of-death

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