Friday, May 24

Today In History

Since I have a little bit of free-time and I've been wanting to do one of these posts for a while now, I think today is a good day to share one with you all. ^.^ 

All the information is from for May 24th:

Brooklyn Bridge opens, 1883

American Revolution - John Hancock becomes president of Congress, 1775

Civil War - Battle of North Anna continues, 1864

Cold War - John Foster Dulles dies, 1959

Crime - Lori Ann Auker disappears from parking lot, 1989

Disaster - Riot erupts at soccer match, 1964

Copernicus dies, 1543

Hollywood - Sex, Lies, and Videotape wins top prize at Cannes, 1989

Literary - Jospeh Brodsky is born, 1940

Music - Duke Ellington dies, 1974

Old West - Henry Plummer is elected sheriff of Bannack, Montana, 1863

Sports - MLB holds first night game, 1935

Vietnam War - Goldwater suggest using atomic weapons, 1964
Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper, 1971

WW1 - British naval convoy system introduced, 1917

WW2 - The Bismarck sinks in the Hood, 1941
Auschwitz gets a new doctor: "The Angel of Death", 1943


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