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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1964.

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On this day in 1834, Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to
more than double their crop size.

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On this day in 1982, a federal jury found John W. Hinckley Jr. not guilty of attempting to assassinate the president because he was legally insane at
the time he shot President Reagan and three others on March 30, 1981.

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President Reagan waves, then looks up before being shoved (AP)
into Presidential limousine by Secret Service agents after
being shot outside a hotel in Washington in 1981.                

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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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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1886.

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The Coca-Cola logo was created by John Pemberton’s bookkeeper,
Frank Mason Robinson, in 1885. Robinson came up with the name
and chose the logo’s distinctive cursive script.

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Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by The Beatles. It was
released on this day in 1970, almost a month after the group’s break-
up.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Nazi Germany’s capital Berlin falls in World War II on this day in
1945 after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting.

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The Death of one of the most diversely talented individuals ever
to have lived, Leonardo Da Vinci, was on this day in 1519.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s last words were: "I have offended God and
mankind. My work did not reach the quality it should have."

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             John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972)

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ED DONAHUE

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It was on this day in 1994 the civil war erupted in Rwanda.

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Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, is shown as he
took part in the first successful public demonstration of inter-
city television broadcasting on this day in 1927.

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Henry Ford’s first car was the Quadricycle, seen here with Ford
in 1896.

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It was on this day in 1947.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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On this day in 1949.

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