Wednesday, May 24, 2023

History for May 24

History for May 24 -
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  • 1764 - Bostonian lawyer James Otis denounced "taxation without representation" and called for the colonies to unite in demonstrating their opposition to Britain’s new tax measures.
  • 1816 - Emamual Leutze was born in Germany. He was most famous for his paintings "Washington Crossing the Delaware" and "Columbus Before the Queen".
  • 1830 - The first passenger railroad service in the U.S. began service.
  • 1844 - Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America's first telegraph line. The first message was sent from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, MD. The message was "What hath God wrought?"
  • 1883 - After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic.
  • 1941 - The HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic. Only three people survived.
  • 1976 - Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde service to Washington.

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