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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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On this date in:

1487 Impostor Lambert Simnel was crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland as "King Edward VI".

1626 Peter Minuit bought Manhattan in exchange for trade goods valued at 60 guilders.

1819 Queen Victoria was born in London.

1822 Ecuadorian War of Independence: Troops led by Antonio José de Sucre secured the independence of Quito from Spain in the Battle of Pichincha.

1830 The first passenger railroad in the United States began service between Baltimore and Elliott's Mills, Md.

1844 Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message, ''What hath God wrought!'' from Washington to Baltimore as he opened America's first telegraph line.

1883 The Brooklyn Bridge, at the time the longest suspension bridge in the world, was opened.

1935 The first major-league baseball game played at night took place at Cincinnati's Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.

1941 The German battleship Bismarck sank the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic during World War II.

1958 United Press International was formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.

1962 Astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora 7.


68 Tommy Chong Comedian (Cheech and Chong)
65 Bob Dylan Singer-Songwriter
63 Gary Burghoff Actor (''MASH'')
62 Patti LaBelle R & B singer
61 Priscilla Presley Actress
59 Mike Reid Country singer-songwriter
56 Jim Broadbent Actor
53 Alfred Molina Actor
51 Rosanne Cash Singer



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