May 24 in Pop Culture History

May 24 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.

1966 – Mame (Broadway Musical) Opened on May 24, 1966 and Closed: January 3, 1970

1969 # 1 Hit May 24, 1969 – June 27, 1969: The Beatles with Billy PrestonGet Back

1975 # 1 Hit May 24, 1975 – May 30, 1975: Earth, Wind & FireShining 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: HansonMMMBop

2006 – Taylor Hicks won American Idol season five.

2008 # 1 Hit May 24, 2008 – June 27, 2008: RihannaTake a Bow

 

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