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On this day: May 24

POSTED: 04:15 PM PDT May 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 23, 2013 

"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is first published, the Brooklyn Bridge opens, Major League Baseball gets lit up, Bob Dylan is born, and "Thelma & Louise" and "Braveheart" premiere in theaters, all on this day.

OTD May 24 - Samuel Morse
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1844: Samuel Morse sends the message "What hath God wrought" from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Md., to inaugurate the first telegraph line.

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