Thursday, May 24, 2018

Adv10 For release Monday, March 10

1785, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.

1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed an order assigning Ulysses S. Grant, who had just received his commission as lieutenant-general, to the command of the Armies of the United States.

1876, Alexander Graham Bell's assistant, Thomas Watson, heard Bell say over his experimental telephone: "Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you."

1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. (Ray later repudiated that plea, maintaining his innocence until his death.)

1973, the Pink Floyd album "The Dark Side of the Moon" was released in the U.S.

2009: A gunman, 28-year-old Michael McLendon, killed 10 people, including his mother, four other relatives and the wife and child of a local sheriff's deputy across two rural Alabama counties before committing suicide.



TODAY IN HISTORY

1876: Alexander Graham Bell's assistant, Thomas Watson, heard Bell say over his experimental telephone: "Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you."

1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis to killing Martin Luther King Jr. (Ray later repudiated that plea; he died in prison in 1998.)

1973: The Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon was released in the U.S.

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