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This Day in History for May 24 – Brooklyn Bridge Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – John Hancock is elected president of the Second Continental Congress (More info)

1844 – Samuel Morse transmits the first telegraph message: “What hath God wrought?” (More info)

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This Day in History for May 23 – Bonnie and Clyde Killed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1701 – William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, is hanged for piracy and murder (More info)

1911 – The New York Public Library is dedicated (More info)

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This Day in History for May 22 – Johnny Carson Signs Off and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1906 – The Wright brothers are granted a US patent for their “Flying Machine” (More info)

1947 – The Truman Doctrine provides aid to Greece and Turkey in an effort to combat the spread of Communism (More info)

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This Day in History for May 21 – Susan Lucci Finally Wins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1881 – The American Red Cross is founded (More info)

1927 – Charles Lindbergh completes the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis (More info)

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This Day in History for May 20 – Shakespeare’s Sonnets Published and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1609 – Shakespeare’s sonnets are first published (More info)

1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a US patent for blue jeans with copper rivets (More info)

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This Day in History for May 15 – McDonald’s Opens First Restaurant and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1928 – Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, ‘Plane Crazy’ (More info)

1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, Calif. (More info)

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This Day in History for May 14 – Skylab Launched and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1804 – The Lewis and Clark Expedition begins its historic journey (More info)

1904 – St. Louis, Mo. hosts the first Olympic Games in the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for May 11 – Bob Marley Dies and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1846 – President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War (More info)

1924 – Mercedes-Benz is formed when Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merge their two companies (More info)

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This Day in History for May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover is Appointed to the FBI and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies, eight days after being accidentally shot by his own troops (More info)

1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western US, is completed with the driving in of a golden spike in Promontory Summit, UT (More info)

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This Day in History for May 8 – First Westminster Dog Show Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1877 – The first Westminster Dog Show is held (More info)

1902 – On the Caribbean island of Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of St. Pierre and killing nearly 40,000 people (More info)

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