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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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President George W. Bush, wearing a flight suit after landing on
the flight deck of the Abraham Lincoln in an S3–Viking aircraft.

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President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat in
Iraq on this day in 2003.

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Francis Gary Powers
(August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977)

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The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and
opened on this day in 1931. It was 102 stories tall and was
the tallest building in the world at the time.

    

        
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"Citizen Kane," directed and starring Orson Welles, premiered
in New York on this day in 1941.

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Orson Welles arriving at the premiere of “Citizen Kane”.

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