24 May 2023: This day in history

1595: Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library

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

1844: Samuel Morse taps out “What hath God wrought” in the world’s first telegraph message

1883: Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Chester A. Arthur and NY Governor Grover Cleveland

1941: German battleship Bismarck sinks the British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive

1988: Section 28 passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality. Repealed 2001/2004


Source: Onthisday.com

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