Today In History.

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message, “What hath God wrought!” from Washington to Baltimore as he opened America’s first telegraph line.

The Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic.

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

1819 Queen Victoria was born in London.
183 The first passenger railroad in the United States began service between Baltimore and Ellicott Mills, Md.
1976 Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde service to Washington.
1994 Four men convicted of bombing New York’s World Trade Center in 1993 were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
2000 Israeli troops pulled out of southern Lebanon, ending 18 years of occupation.

Source : Associated Press.

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