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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 - Brooklyn Bridge
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Library of Congress

1883: The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City opens to traffic after 14 years of construction. On that first day, a total of 1,800 vehicles and 150,300 people crossed what was then the only land passage between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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