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May 24th emerges on the calendar with a vibrant array of celebrations, commemorations, and awareness campaigns that touch upon the bonds of family, the advancements of technology, the delights of the garden, and the complexities of mental health.

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Interesting Facts of May 24th

  1. 1. May 24th is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and there are 221 days remaining until the end of the year.
  2. 2. Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland on May 24th, 1844, with the famous phrase "What hath God wrought."
  3. 3. Queen Victoria was born on May 24th, 1819, in Kensington Palace, London, and her birthday is celebrated in some parts of the Commonwealth as Victoria Day, particularly in Canada.
  4. 4. The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City was opened to the public on May 24th, 1883, after 14 years of construction. It was the first steel-wire suspension bridge and became a historic engineering landmark.
  5. 5. Legendary musician Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24th, 1941. He would go on to become one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century.
  6. 6. May 24th, 1935, marked the first night game in Major League Baseball history, played between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies at Crosley Field in Cincinnati.
  7. 7. On May 24th, 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter orbited the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 capsule as part of NASA's Mercury program. He was the second American to orbit the Earth.