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On This Day In Year 1626, 24 May Peter Minuit buys Manhattan. He was the Dutch colony of New Netherland and also and founded the Swedish colony of New Sweden. In Year 1844, 24 May Samuel Morse sends the message “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland, to inaugurate the first telegraph line. In Year 1930, 24 …read more →

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On This Day In Year 760, 22 May was recorded the fourteenth recorded perihelion passage of  Halley’s Comet. The comet in China at the same time was seen and recognized as another comet. In Year 1176, 22 May the  medieval Nizari Ismailis or Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo. In Year 1570, 22 May Abraham Ortelius  published the first …read more →

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