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This date in history 5-24-2021

This date in history for May 24.

1775: John Hancock becomes president of Congress.

1844: Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph.

1883: Brooklyn Bridge opens.

1917: British naval convoy system introduced.

1935: Major League Baseball holds first night game.

1941: German battleship sinks Britain’s HMS Hood.

1943: Auschwitz gets a new doctor “The Angel of Death” Josef Mengele.

1964: Riot erupts at soccer match, killing hundreds.

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