5-24-12 This Day in History
Brooklyn Bridge opens, 1883
John Hancock becomes president of Congress, 1775
"Thelma and Louise," featuring 1966 Ford Thunderbird, released, 1991
Battle of North Anna continues, 1864
John Foster Dulles dies, 1959
Lori Ann Auker disappears from a parking lot, 1989
Riot erupts at soccer match, 1964
Copernicus dies, 1543
What hath God wrought?, 1844
sex, lies and videotape wins top prize at Cannes, 1989
Joseph Brodsky is born, 1940
Duke Ellington dies, 1974
Henry Plummer is elected sheriff of Bannack, Montana, 1863
Thomas Jefferson inquires about a former flame, 1797
MLB holds first night game, 1935
Goldwater suggests using atomic weapons, 1964
Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper, 1971
World War I
British naval convoy system introduced, 1917
World War II
The Bismarck sinks the Hood, 1941
Auschwitz gets a new doctor: "the Angel of Death", 1943
1869 - Twenty-four defendants went on trial in the Stockade Case resulting from events in Marion County on October 24, 1868. Only seven of the 24 were found guilty.
1933 - The Texas Geographic Society was organized in Dallas. In 1937, it began publication of the Texas Geographic Magazine.
2000 - A Democratic Party event for Al Gore in Washington brought in $26.5 million. The amount set a new record, which had just been set the previous month by Republicans for Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
2003 - At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorentam missed the cut by four shots. Two days early she had become the first woman in 58 years to play in the PGA.