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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1961, America was asked by U.S. President Kennedy
to work toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the
decade.

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President John F. Kennedy delivering his “Space Race” challenge,
one of the most memorable speeches of the 20th century
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Mann’s Chinese Theater when "Star Wars" opened on this day 
in 1977.

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In Houston on this day in 2006, former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth
Lay and Jeffrey Skillinng were convicted of conspiracy and fraud
for the downfall of Enron.

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Pictured from left: Billy Crystal and Jay Leno.

It was on this day in 1992, Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent host of
NBC’s "Tonight Show." It was three days after
Johnny Carson
‘s retirement
as
host of the program. Jay’s first guest was Billy Crystal.

”The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” was nominated for an Emmy Award
in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series category ten
times between 1993 and 2005. It won the award in 1995.
 



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PAST WORLD NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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ROSS SIMPSON

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May 24, 1844: Samuel Morse opens a telegraph line connecting Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Samuel Morse developed the electric telegraph and his eponymous code in 1836; by 1843, the U.S.government had appropriated to him for the construction of an experimental 61 km telegraph line that would run from Washington D.C. to Baltimore-this line was completed in early 1844.It officially opened on May 24,1844, when Morse sent the words “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quote from the Book of…
Samuel F.B. Morse formally opening  America’s first telegraph line.

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The four men convicted of bombing the New York’s World Trade
Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison on this day in
1994.

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Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria)
(May 24, 1819 – January 22, 1901)

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 until
1901. A national emblem of morality, she oversaw a great 
period of expansion in the British Empire and had the longest
reign of any monarch (nearly sixty-four years) until Queen 
Elizabeth II surpassed her in 2015.


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The Brooklyn Bridge on opening night, May 24, 1883. Photo from
Brooklyn Museum.

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) is 76 years old today.

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan revolutionized folk music in the 1960’s
with albums such as The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, and
Blonde on Blonde and songs such as "The Times They Are a-Changin’," "Like
a Rolling Stone," and "Positively 4th Street." He changed his name to Dylan
after the poet Dylan Thomas. Bod Dylan was born into a Jewish family, but later
converted to Christianity.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1945.

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Heinrich Himmler lies dead after chewing on a cyanide capsule
while under British arrest.

                               
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Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
on this day in 1960.


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In Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were
ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. The bank robbers
were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe.

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John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937)

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PARK ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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Crater Lake National Park is in the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon and
is known for its namesake Crater Lake, formed by the now-collapsed volcano,
Mount Mazama. Wizard Island is a cinder cone near the western edge of the
lake. The Rim Drive, a road surrounding the lake, offers views of the park’s
volcanic formations. The park’s numerous trails include Sun Notch, with
views of the Phantom Ship, a small island. It was designated as a National
Park in 1902.

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A visitor on Scenic Rim Drive; Crater Lake, Oregon.

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