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Calendar for May 24th, 2013

1540s

  • Died 1543: Nicolas Copernicus (astronomer)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1819: Queen Victoria (British monarch)

  • 1830s

  • 1833: Canada's first medical graduate, William Logie, awarded degree by McGill University

  • 1840s

  • 1844: Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraphic message from the U.S. Supreme Court room, Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. The message: What hath God wrought

  • 1860s

  • Born 1863: George Grey Barnard (sculptor)

  • 1870s

  • Died 1879: William Lloyd Garrison (writer)

  • 1880s

  • 1881: The steamer, Victoria, sank in Thames River near London, Ontario

  • 1890s

  • 1893: Ohio Anti-Saloon League founded, Oberlin, Ohio

  • 1930s

  • 1935: First major league baseball night game was played in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Bob Dylan (musician)

  • Born 1943: Gary Burghoff (actor)

  • Born 1944: Patti LaBelle (singer)

  • Born 1945: Priscilla Presley (actress)

  • Born 1949: Jim Broadbent (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: Kristin Scott Thomas (actress)

  • 1962: Aurora 7 took flight. It was the second U.S. manned orbital space flight

  • Born 1965: John C. Reilly (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1972: United States and USSR agreed to cooperate in space exploration

  • Died 1974: Duke Ellington (jazz composer, pianist, & bandleader)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1988: Billy Gilman (country singer)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Milton Shedd (co-founder of Sea World)

  • 2003: Crop circle discovered in Haysville, Kansas

  • 2006: Canada's famous clock on the Peace Tower of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa stopped for the first time

  • Died 2008: Dick Martin (comedian)

  • 2010s

  • 2013: Penumbral eclipse of the Moon.


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