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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 - John Brown
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1856: John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters north of Pottawatomie Creek in Kansas in retaliation for the sacking of Lawrence, Kan., by pro-slavery activists three days earlier.

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