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Events from This Day in History from the Editors of Infoplease



Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 UTC

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May 24, 1844: Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraph message, in which he asked, "What hath God wrought?"



May 24, 1883: The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, opened to traffic.






May 24, 1935: Major League Baseball’s first night game was played under the lights at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the hometown Reds defeated Philadelphia, 2–1.









May 24, 2000: Israeli troops pulled out of Lebanon after 18 consecutive years of occupation.



May 24, 2001: Vermont senator James Jeffords quit the Republican Party and became an Independent, giving Democrats control of the Senate.