Today is Monday, May 24th. It’s Asparagus Day, National Escargot Day, Brother’s Day, National Scavenger Hunt Day, International Tiara Day, and International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament

There are 7 days remaining until Memorial Day
There are 8 days until the Southern Illinois Miners’ home opener
There are 27 days until Father’s Day
There are 28 days until Summer

Today is the day that…

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

— in 1830, Sarah Josepha Hale publishes “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

— in 1884, inventor Samuel Morse taps out “What hath God wrought” in the world’s first telegraph message

— in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opened

— in 1899, the first auto repair shop opened

— in 1935, the first Major League Baseball night game took place

— in 1941, Bob Dylan is born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota

— in 1968, The Rolling Stones single “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is released in Britain by Decca Records

— in 1969, “Get Back” by the Beatles hits #1

— also in 1969, The Guess Who make their debut on American television, singing “These Eyes” and “Laughing” on American Bandstand

— in 1975, Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Shining Star,” a song celebrating the band’s credo of clean living and spiritual health, hits #1 in America

— in 1977, Marc Bolan plays his last show with T. Rex in Stockholm, Sweden

— in 1979, The three remaining members of Genesis surprise fans by manning the box office and selling their own tickets to the upcoming show at the Roxy in Los Angeles

— in 1986, thanks to MTV airing old episodes of their TV show, The Monkees (minus Mike Nesmith) begin their comeback 145-date “20th Anniversary World Tour”

— in 1989, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” premieres

— in 1991, the movie Thelma and Louise was released, starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon

— also in 1991, After a limited release in major cities, Madonna’s concert documentary Truth or Dare opens in theaters

— in 1992, in the closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history, Al Unser Jr. holds off Scott Goodyear by 0.043 seconds

— in 1993, the final episode of “Designing Women” aired on CBS

— in 1995, ”Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $1,500 for running a call girl ring that catered to the rich and famous

— in 1997, “MMMbop” by Hanson hits #1

— also in 1997, The Spice Girls did something The Beatles could not. Their album Spice hits #1, making them the first British act to reach the top spot in the US with their debut album

— in 1999, “Mad About You” last aired on NBC

— in 2003, Paul McCartney sits down for tea with Russian premier Vladimir Putin, then heads to Red Square for his very first performance behind the Iron Curtain, for an audience of 20,000

— in 2006, in a massive upset, Taylor Hicks wins Season 5 of American Idol, defeating Katharine McPhee

— in 2014, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wed in a Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy

— and in 2020, The New York Times prints a front page with nearly 1,000 names of people who have died from COVID-19, as the US toll nears 100,000

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