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Old 05-24-2016, 01:04 PM   #84
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May 24

1607 – One hundred English settlers disembark in Jamestown, the first English colony in America.

1626 – Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.

1798 – The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.

1830 – "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.

1844 – Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, to inaugurate the first telegraph line.

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.

1921 – The trial of Sacco and Vanzetti opens.

1930 – Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).

1935 – The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1940 – Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.

1941 – World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks then-pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.

1962 – Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.

1970 – The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.

1976 – The London to Washington, D.C., Concorde service begins.

2000 – Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.

2001 – The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel kills 23 and injures over 200. The disaster was caught on a camcorder.

Births

1686 – Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit; 1819 – Queen Victoria; 1879 – H. B. Reese (created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups); 1938 – Tommy Chong; 1941 – Bob Dylan; 1943 – Gary Burghoff ('Radar' on MASH); 1944 – Patti LaBelle; 1945 – Priscilla Presley; 1947 – Waddy Wachtel; 1952 – Sybil Danning; 1953 – Alfred Molina; 1955 – Rosanne Cash; 1958 – Chip Ganassi; 1962 – Hιctor Camacho; 1966 – Ricky Craven; 1967 – Eric Close, Heavy D; 1974 – Will Sasso

Deaths

1543 – Nicolaus Copernicus; 1963 – Elmore James; 1965 – Sonny Boy Williamson II; 1974 – Duke Ellington; 2008 – Dick Martin
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