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Battle of Dunkirk

This Day in History, May 25

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On May 25th, 1940, the Battle of Dunkirk began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. -- Lady Gaga

Other Notable Events for May 24

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On this date in history:

In 1626, the Dutch West Indies Trading Co. bought the island of Manhattan from American Indians, paying with goods worth about $24.

In 1844, the first U.S telegraph line was formally opened -- between Baltimore and Washington.

In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public, linking...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 24

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Those born on this date include:

- Polish inventor Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1686
- French journalist and revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat in 1743
- British Queen Victoria in 1819
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo in 1870
- H.B. Reese, inventor of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, in 1879
- hostess and ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2017, with 221 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

Sarah Hale

This Day in History, May 24

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On May 24th, 1830, Sarah Hale published the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. -- Knute Rockne

Other Notable Events for May 23

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On this date in history:

In 1701, Capt. William Kidd was hanged in London for piracy and murder.

In 1829, Cyrill Demian was granted a patent for his musical instrument called the accordion.

In 1900, U.S. Army Sgt. William H. Carney became the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor. He was cited ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 23

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Those born on this date include:

- Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1707
- Austrian physician/hypnotist Franz Mesmer in 1734
- social reformer Sarah Margaret Fuller in 1810
- U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who later was a U.S. senator and for whom sideburns were named, in 1824
- actor Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2016 with 222 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

Defenestration

This Day in History, May 23

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On May 23rd, 1618, the Second Defenestration of Prague helped to instiage the Thirty Years' War.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why ... I dream of things that never were and ask why not? -- Robert F. Kennedy

Other Notable Events for May 22

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On this date in history:

In 1868, seven members of the Reno gang stole $98,000 from a railway car at Marshfield, Ind. It was the original Great Train Robbery.

In 1924, the discovery of the body of Bobby Franks, 13, of Chicago led to the arrest and conviction of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in a thrill killing that was ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 22

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Those born on this date include:

- German composer Richard Wagner in 1813
- Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in 1859
- baseball Hall of Fame member Al Simmons in 1902
- actor Laurence Olivier in 1907
- game show announcer Johnny Olson in 1910
- pioneering jazz musician Sun Ra...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2017 with 223 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

Wright Brothers

This Day in History, May 22

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On May 22nd, 1906, the Wright Brothers patented the airplane.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Women get more glory than men for comparable feats. But also, women get more notoriety when they crash. -- Amelia Earhart

Other Notable Events for May 21

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On this date in history:

In 1832, the first Democratic Party national convention convened in Baltimore.

In 1856, Lawrence, Kan., was burned by pro-slavery forces.

In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris, completing the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 21

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Those born on this date include:

- German painter Albrecht Durer in 1471
- King Philip II of Spain, who launched the Spanish Armada, in 1527
- English poet and satirist Alexander Pope in 1688
- French painter Henri Rousseau in 1844
- French diplomat/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leon Bourgeois in 1851
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, May 21, the 141st day of 2017 with 224 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.

 

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