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Today (or Any Day) in History

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May 24

Today in History

1833: Brooklyn Bridge opens

1844: Samuel Morse demonstrates Morse Code and the telegraph by sending and receiving the message "What hath God wrought" between Washington and Baltimore

1929: The Marx Brothers first film The Coconuts premieres

1941: Germany's Bismarck sinks the battleship HMS Hood with over 1,000 casualties

Notable Births

1816: Emanuel Leutze (artist: Washington Crossing the Delaware, Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth, Columbus Before the Queen)

1819: Victoria Alexandrine, Queen of Great Britain (1837-1901)

1883: Elsa Maxwell (actress, writer)

1895: Samuel I. Newhouse (billionaire in communications & publishing industry: 31 newspapers, 7 magazines, 6 TV & 20 cable TV & 5 radio stations)

1914: Lilli Palmer (Peiser) (actress: Chamber of Horrors, Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Boys from Brazil)

1937: Tim Brown (football: Baltimore Colts running back: Super Bowl III)

1938: Tommy Chong (comedian: half of comedy team: Cheech and Chong)

1941: Bob (Robert Allen) Dylan (Zimmerman) (singer, songwriter: see "Bobby Zimmerman" Day [above])

1943: Gary Burghoff (Emmy Award-winning actor: M*A*S*H; Casino, Small Kill)

1944: Patti LaBelle (Holt) (singer: Down the Aisle, Lady Marmalade, On My Own, New Attitude)

1944: Bob Leduc (hockey)

1944: Frank Oz (puppeteer: voice of Miss Piggy)

1945: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (actress: Dallas, The Naked Gun, The Naked Gun 2 1/2; mother of Lisa Marie Presley, was married to Elvis Presley)

1946: Ellie Rodriguez (baseball)

1948: Judy Kahan (actress)

1950: Jo Ann Washam (golfer)

1951: Dwight McDonald (football)

1955: Roseanne Cash (singer: Seven Year Ache; daughter of Johnny Cash)

1964: Pat Verbeek, Sarnia Ont, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers)

Notable Deaths

1543: Copernicus dies

1959: John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71

1969: Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48

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