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The 114-day Battle of Britain began during World War II on this
day in 1940.

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The Telstar Communications satellite was launched on this day
in 1962. The satellite relayed TV and telephone signals between
Europe and the U.S.

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It was on this day in 1850.

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A statue of Millard Fillmore, outside of City Hall in Buffalo,
New York.

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Arlo Davy Guthrie is 70 years old today.

Arlo Guthrie’s only top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman‘s "City
of New Orleans
". His song "Massachusetts" was named the official
folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. He
has also made several acting appearances.

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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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A MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA IN 1956

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A MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA IN 1956

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Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-born American scientist best
known as the inventor of the telephone, was granted the first official patent for
his telephone on this day in 1876,

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In 1969, James Earl Ray pleads Guilty to the murder of Martin
Luther King Jr.

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