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Today In History

Posted by on May. 24, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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 24 Nursery Rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was written by Mary Hale of Boston. (1830)

 

1962 - The officials of the National Football League ruled that halftime of regular season games would be cut to 15 minutes. 

1967 - California Governor Ronald Reagan greeted Charles M. Schulz at the state capitol in observance of the legislature-proclaimed "Charles Schulz Day." 

1974 - The last "Dean Martin Show" was seen on NBC. The show had been aired for 9 years. 

1976 - Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde service to Washington. 

1980 - The International Court of Justice issued a final decision calling for the release of the hostages taken at the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. 

1983 - The Brooklyn Bridge's 100th birthday was celebrated. 

1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had the right to deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminate. 

1986 - Montreal won its 23rd National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup championship. 

1990 - The Edmonton Oilers won their fifth National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup. 

1993 - Roman Catholic Cardinal Juan Jesus Posada Ocampo and six other people were killed at the Guadalajara, Mexico, airport in a shootout that involved drug gangs. 

1993 - The Ethiopian province of Eritrea declared itself an independent nation. 

1994 - The four men convicted of bombing the New York's World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison. 

1999 - 39 miners were killed in an underground gas explosion in the Ukraine. 

2000 - Five people were killed and two others wounded when two gunmen entered a Wendy's restaurant in Flushing, Queens, New York. The gunmen tied up the victims in the basement and then shot them. 

2000 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved permanent normal trade relations with China. China was not happy about some of the human rights conditions that had been attached by the U.S.lawmakers. 

2000 - A Democratic Party event for Al Gore in Washington brought in $26.5 million. The amount set a new record, which had just been set the previous month by Republicans for Texas Gov.George W. Bush. 

2001 - Temba Tsheri, 15, became the youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. 

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MamaMandee
by on May. 24, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Cool, thanks! 

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