Monday, May 22, 2023

This week in history #21

Last week's photos:
1792 New York Stock Exchange
1875 Kentucky Derby
1954 Brown v Board of Education
1980 Mount St. Helens eruption

Last year we looked at obscure holidays. This year, let’s look at major world events that occurred each week.  Make your best guess in the comments as to the years of each event.  No googling!

Week #21

May 24, ____ - Samuel Morse sent the first official telegraph message, "What hath God wrought?" from the Capitol building in Washington DC to Baltimore.

May 25, ____ - The Constitutional Convention began in Philadelphia.

May 27, ____ - In San Francisco, 200,000 people walked across the Golden Gate Bridge to celebrate its grand opening.

May 28, ____ - Amnesty International, currently with more than a million members in 150 countries, was founded to free prisoners of conscience, stop torture and the death penalty, and guarantee human rights for women.

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