Today in History

    What happened on the 24th of May in history?

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    • 1543
      Copernicus allegedly sees 1st copy of DE REVOLUTIONIBUS & dies
    • 1689
      English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
    • 1822
      at Battle of Pichincha - Bol¡var secures independence of Quito
    • 1844
      Samual FB Morse taps out "What Hath God Wrought"
    • 1866
      Berkeley named (for George Berkeley - Bishop of Cloyne)
    • 1883
      Bkln Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland
    • 1899
      1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
    • 1900
      Britain annexes Orange Free State (South Africa)
    • 1918
      Cleveland beats Yankees 3-2 in 19 inning
    • 1931
      1st air-conditioned train installed - B&O Railroad
    • 1935
      1st major league night baseball game - in Cincinnati (vs Phila)
    • 1936
      Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs) Ben Chapman sets record by reaching 1st 7 times safely Yanks beat A's 25-2
    • 1941
      HMS Hood sunk by German battleship Bismarck
    • 1946
      Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager
    • 1954
      1st rocket to exceed 150 mile altitude - White Sands - NM
    • 1959
      1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited - Pleasant Hills - Pa
    • 1962
      M Scott Carpenter & Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit
    • 1964
      Beatles third appearance on Ed Sullivan
    • 1975
      Soyuz 18B is launched
    • 1980
      Flyers 4-Isles 5 (OT)- Stanley Cup- Isles win cup 4-2 (15-6)