Msg no. May 29 Patrick Henry

Today in history Patrick Henry was born on May 29, 1736, in Studley, Virginia. He was a brilliant orator and an influential leader in the Revolutionary opposition to British government. As a young lawyer in 1763, Henry astonished his courtroom audience with an eloquent defense based on the doctrine of natural rights—the political theory that man is born with certain inalienable rights.

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Msg no. May 28 Jim Thorpe 

World-class athlete Jim Thorpe was born in a one-room cabin near Prague in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, on May 28, 1888. Thorpe’s versatile talents earned him the distinction of being chosen, in 1950, the greatest football player and the greatest American athlete of the first half of the twentieth century by American sports writers and broadcasters.


Also today in history on May 28 and 29, 1851, the Ohio Woman’s Rights Convention met in Akron. Mrs. Frances D. Gage, convention president, began the proceedings with a stirring call to arms:

 


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Msg no. May 27 Wild Bill Hickok

Today in history Frontiersman, lawman, army scout, gambler, and legendary marksman  James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok was born on May 27, 1837, in Troy Grove, Illinois.

 


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Msg no. May 26 Territory of Montana.

On May 26, 1864, President Lincoln signed an enabling act creating the Territory of Montana. Twenty-five years later, on November 8, 1889, Montana became the forty-first state.

 


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Msg no. May 25 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essayist, philosopher, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston on May 25, 1803. Son and grandson of Protestant divines, Emerson attended Harvard College and Harvard Divinity School, entering the Unitarian ministry in 1829.

Memorial Day!

Happy last monday in May Memorial Day!  Memorial Day is an official holiday remembering and honoring the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970, Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday of May.


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Msg no. May 24 , Samuel F. B. Morse

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. The message, taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23 and recorded on a paper tape, had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend.

 


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Msg no. May 23 New York Public Library 

President William Howard Taft presided over the dedication of the New York Public Library External on May 23, 1911.

Built on the site of the Croton Reservoir, the immense marble Beaux-Arts structure required a decade of preparation and construction. With room for exhibitions as well as a picture gallery, the New York Public Library was designed to meet a variety of educational needs. Strategically situated above seven floors of stacks, its main reading room provided researchers with requested materials as quickly as possible.

 


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