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An "American" Pioneer

Today in History, May 24: 1939 – The first successful single rotor free (un-tethered) flight of a helicopter. Flown by its designer, Igor Sikorsky, the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 was revolutionary, its single rotor, and single vertical anti-torque tail rotor design is still used in most helicopters today. 75 more words

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On May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message, “What hath God wrought!” from Washington to Baltimore as he opened America’s first telegraph line. 87 more words


Curly Joins His Comrades

Today in History, May 23: 1923 – US Army Scout Curly, a Crow Indian, is laid to rest at Little Big Horn where George Armstrong Custer and the remainder of the 7th Cavalry Regiment had been killed. 86 more words


May 23rd in history: 

Walt Disney became rich and famous because of a cartoon mouse named Mickey. The first cartoon in which Mickey actually spoke, “The Karnival Kid,” debuted on May 23rd, 1929. 116 more words

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"Damn Fools" in the Senate

Today in History, May 22: 1856 – Remember when politics used to involve honorable statesmen, not like the politicians we see today? If you do, then standby…its an illusion. 234 more words