on this day in history

this day in 1871This Brooklyn Daily Eagle According to the report, “It is said that of all the great inventions of this century, the telegraph is the greatest because it is the simplest. It is the simple and majestic method by which man comes closest to the works of God. It brings the power of nature One of the powers is subject to the will and use of human beings, and makes those tiny creatures who cannot travel more than 40 miles a day by their own strength, or 500 miles a day by any mechanical assistance, separated by half the circumference of the earth, instantly maintain Converse.”

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this day in 1887This eagle The report said, “LONDON – The Queen’s Jubilee is a common topic, and preparations to celebrate the event in an appropriate manner have captured the attention of all walks of life in London. Those lucky enough to own or own space as tenants, The streets built for Her Majesty’s procession route to Westminster Abbey are making the most of the opportunity, which is only available once in a lifetime, and charging huge fees for the privilege of standing room with a view of the pageant In many cases, these greedy landlords – some of whom were Irish, whose condemnation of Bodick’s eviction forced them into hard bargaining conversations – forced their tenants to rent entire floors within an hour, from The street could extend back 100 feet or more, and up to £300 was paid for the exclusive right to look out of the front window. For the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, 6,500 invitations were issued, without any 65,000 people will be disappointed not to have received a royal order to attend.”

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this day in 1919This Brooklyn Daily Eagle According to reports, “Sir Button is unquestionably the best three-year-old colt since the Colin days. Yesterday he won the Belmont Stakes on the closing day at Belmont Park for $11,950, which gave him his total for the season. The winnings came to $64,950. He now has four wins in a row, Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Withers and Belmont bets.”

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this day in 1927This eagle “WASHINGTON, JUNE 11 — Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, wearing a plain blue suit instead of the uniform issued to him at sea, tanned, serene and modest, stepped on his way today,” the report said. The hometown received applause from the admiring government and people. With a typical jerky salute every now and then and an occasional smile, this young man of extraordinary manners and great taste arrived in Washington at noon to drive down Pennsylvania Avenue with his mother to pick him up from the president Passed the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross – not a moment of embarrassment, a moment of posture, or a moment of ostentation. He came to port, far on the slow Potomac River, artillery flickering and roaring, huge squadrons maneuvering overhead, bands Played, flags fluttered, cheers rose from the throats of thousands, hailed as never before any monarch or president was lauded, but for anyone, he was still flying from New York to Paris on May 21 The unforgettable direct flight of Charles Lindbergh. The flattery of the world did not spoil him. He was still himself.”

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Adriana Lima
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Matsui Hideki
Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Celebrities born on this day Including “It’s a Small World (After All)” composer Richard M. Shermanborn 1928; broadcaster and basketball Hall of Famer Marv Albertborn 1941; “Sesame Street” star Sonia Manzanoborn 1950; “Thirties” star Timothy Busfieldborn 1957; “The Children in the Hall” star Scott Thompsonborn 1959; psychologist and cultural critic Jordan Petersonborn 1962; former New Jersey Nets shooting guard kerry kittenborn 1974; former New York Yankees outfielder and 2009 World Series MVP Matsui Hidekiborn in 1974; 2004 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Antoine Jamisonborn 1976; former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion Dallas Clarkborn 1979; and actress and supermodel Adriana Limaborn in 1981.

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Diamonds are forever: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was inaugurated on this day in 1939 in Cooperstown, New York. More than 200 people were honored in the hall for their contributions to the game of baseball. The first players to be selected for membership were Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. Artifacts and memorabilia from baseball history are housed in this shrine to the American national sport.

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Cold War Order: On this day in 1987, President Ronald Reagan delivered his “Tear Down This Wall” speech. Standing in front of the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, Reagan challenged Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to make more verbal commitments to the liberalization of the Eastern Bloc. “General Secretary Gorbachev,” he said, “if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: come here! Mr. Gorbachev, open this door! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” The wall finally came down in 1989.

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Special thanks to “Chase’s Events Calendar” and the Brooklyn Public Library.

Available to quote:

“No generation can escape history.”

—President George H.W. Bush, born on this day in 1924

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