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May 24: This Day That Year

Updated: Aug 10

May 24

- 15 BC - Birthday: Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commander

- 1775 - John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress.

- 1819 - Birthday; Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1837-1901), born in London (died January 22, 1901, age 81).

- 1844 - Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" in the world's 1st telegraph message.

- 1883 - US President Chester A. Arthur & NY Governor Stephen Grover Cleveland opened Brooklyn Bridge.

- 1915 - Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations.

- 1941 - Birthday: Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter, cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota.

- 1960 - 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed.

- 2002 - Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.

- 2004 - Mobile phones banned in North Korea.

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