Today's History Trivia for May 24
1993 Windows NT is unveiled by Microsoft Corp. during the Comdex computer show.
1985 James Bond View to a Kill premiers in the U.S., 15th in the James Bond series, it starred Roger Moore as 007.
1982 World's Largest Baby Mrs. Christina Samane of South Africa gives birth to a bouncing baby boy weighing 22 lbs. 8 oz. Source: Guinness Book of World Records
1935 First Major-League Baseball Night Game The Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies (2-1) at Crosley Field.
1883 Brooklyn Bridge opens to traffic.
1856 Pottawatomie Massacre Abolitionist John Brown leads a party which kills five pro-slavery settlers in retaliation for the killing of five free-state settlers in Kansas.
1844 First Morse telegraph message Samuel F.B. Morse sends the message, "What hath God wrought!," from Washington to Baltimore.
1738 John Wesley receives the revelation that salvation can be obtained through faith. This leads him to form the Methodist Church.
Today's Birthdays for May 24
1955 Rosanne Cash American country singer. Music: Seven Year Ache (1981) and Runaway Train (1988).
1945 Priscilla Presley American actress.
1944 Patti LaBelle (Patricia Holt), American singer, Lady Marmalade (#1, 1975). Her's was the first black band to perform at New York's Metropolitan Opera House (1974).
1943 Gary Burghoff American Emmy-winning actor. TV: M*A*S*H (Radar O'Reilly).
1941 Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman), American singer. Music: Blowin' in the Wind (1963), The Times They Are A-Changin' (1963), and Lay Lady Lay (1969).
1938 Thomas Chong American comedian. Cheech's partner. In 1968 he recorded three top 100 hits as lead guitarist in a band with Jimi Hendrix.
1900 Lionel Conacher d. 1954 Canadian athlete. Considered Canada's greatest all-around athlete. He excelled in: hockey (2 Stanley Cups, Hockey Hall of Fame), CFL Football (Grey Cup, Canadian Football Hall of Fame), Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, minor-league baseball, soccer, track, and amateur boxing champion. He was also a member of Parliament (1949-54).
1816 Emanuel Leutze d. 1868 German-born American painter, Washington Crossing the Delaware, Washington at Monmouth, and Columbus before the Queen.
Deaths for May 24
2016 Mell Lazarus b. 1927 American cartoonist. Creator of Miss Peach (1957-2002) and Momma (1970-2016).
2016 Burt Kwouk b. 1930 British actor. Film: The Pink Panther (Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato) and Goldfinger (1964, Mr. Ling). Not Now Cato!
2008 Dick Martin b. 1922 American Emmy-winning comedian. TV: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968-73, Emmy).
1995 Lord Harold Wilson b. 1916 British politician, prime minister (1964-70, 74-76) and Labor Party leader.
1991 Gene Clark b. 1944 American singer, with The Byrds. Music: Mr. Tambourine Man (1965, #1).
1974 Duke Ellington b. 1899 (Edward Kennedy Ellington), American jazz musician. Was awarded (1969) the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Pres. Nixon.
1954 William Van Allen b. 1882 American architect, skyscraper pioneer. Designed the Chrysler building of New York. At the time of its completion in 1929 it was the world's tallest building.
1889 Laura Dewey Bridgman b. 1829 American blind deaf-mute. She was the first person educated using the techniques that later evolved into the modern methods.
1153 David I b. 1084 King of Scotland (1124-53).