May 24: Brooklyn Bridge Opens
May 24 is…
…The day the Brooklyn Bridge opened and the day the first English settlers arrived at Jamestown.
…The day Mary Had a Little Lamb (based on a true story) was published.
…The day Samuel Morse telegraphed “What hath God wrought?”
… Aldersgate Day for Methodists, Bermuda Day for Bermudans, Independence Day for Ecuador and Eritrea, and Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day for Orthodox Christians.
…The birthdays of Queen Victoria, Bob Dylan, Priscilla Presley, Gary Burghoff, Héctor Camacho, and Lionel Conacher.
…The day Nicolaus Copernicus, Duke Ellington, John Foster Dulles, and golfer Old Tom Morris died.
…and a whole lot more!
A perfect birthday present or anniversary gift, “The Story of a Special Day” will make anyone feel special on his or her very special occasion. And if you’re a history enthusiast, a fan of actors or sports figures, or just interested in knowing more about the world around you, “The Story of a Special Day” makes a great addition to your bookshelf or e-reader device!