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May 24th Trivia

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May 24th In Pop Culture History

1775 - John Hancock was elected president of the Second Continental Congress.

1830 - Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale was published.

1844 - Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first public telegraph message - 'What Hath God Wrought?' through the Washington-to-Baltimore telegraph line.

1883 - The Brooklyn Bridge over the East River opened, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

1935 - The Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in Major League Baseball's first-ever night game at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1938 - A patent (#2,118,318) was issued for a Coin Controlled Parking Meter to Carl C. McGee of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1943 - Josef Mengele, the 'Angel of Death' began working at the Auschwitz, Poland concentration camp.

1969 # 1 Hit May 24, 1969 - June 27, 1969: The Beatles with Billy Preston - Get Back

1975 # 1 Hit May 24, 1975 - May 30, 1975: Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star

1976 - The Concorde began regular passenger service between Europe and Washington DC.

1991 - Thelma and Louise, starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, was released. Their car was a 1966 Ford Thunderbird.

1995 - ABC made the announcement that an episode of All My Children was deleted from broadcast due to the recent Oklahoma City bombing. In the storyline a character was supposed to explode a church in which her ex was re-marrying.

1997 # 1 Hit May 24, 1997 - June 13, 1997: Hanson - MMMBop

2006 - Taylor Hicks won American Idol season five.

2008 # 1 Hit May 24, 2008 - June 27, 2008: Rihanna - Take a Bow

May 24th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Patti LaBelle (1944)
Bob Dylan (1941)
John C. Reilly (1965)
Alfred Molina (1953)
Jim Broadbent (1949)
Heavy D (1967)
Billy Gilman (1988)
Queen Victoria (1819)
Frank Oz (1944)
Tommy Chong (1938)
Priscilla Presley (1945)
The term "the whole 9 yards" came not from football but from W.W.II fighter pilots in the Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards".


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