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This Day in History for May 24

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1738 – John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.

1830 – “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Sarah Joseha Hale is first published by Boston firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon.

1899 – 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston).

1915 – Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations.

1930 – Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week.

1954 – Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st African American to head an American Medical Association unit (New York County)

1954 – IBM announces vacuum tube “electronic” brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour.

1958 – UP & International News Service merge into United Press International.

1962 – M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit.

1965 – Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional.

1969 – Beatles’ “Get Back” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks.

1974 – Dean Martin Show last airs on NBC-TV.

1978 – American management consultant Marilyn Loden first coins the term “glass ceiling” to describe invisible career barriers for women.

1983 – Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students.

1987 – Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr. 47, wins his 4th Indy 500.

1997 – STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands.

2001 – The Democrats gain control of the US Senate for the first time since 1994 when Senator James Jeffords of Vermont abandons the Republican Party and declares himself an independent.

2009 – Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Canterbury GC: Michael Allen wins his lone major title by 2 strokes from runner-up Larry Mize.

2016 – Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown.

2018 – US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea.

2018 – US President Donald Trump signs into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act easing financial regulations and reducing oversight for banks.

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