24 May 2012

Timeline May 24 to 26

May 24
1626  Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
1686  Daniel Fahrenhiet German physicist and developer of the temperature scale was born.
1738  John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement.
1819  Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 1837-1901 and Empress of India 1876-1901,  was born in London.
1844  Samuel B Morse transmitted the message, "What hath God wrought!" from Washington to Baltimore as he opened America's first telegraph line.
1883  The Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic.
1962  Astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the earth aboard Aurora 7.

May 25
1787  The US Constitutional Convention was convened in Philadelphia.
1961  US President John F Kennedy asked the nation to work toward putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

May 26
1521  Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms.
1896  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published.
1907  John Wayne actor was born Marion Morrison in Winterset, Iowa.
1940  The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during WW II.

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