Today in history 5/24/2017

WordleCh1-505/24/2017:

Today in history, Nicolaus Copernicus (see picture below) publishes proof of a sun-centered solar system. He dies just after publication in 1543.

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Today in history, Captain Christopher Newport (see picture below) and 105 followers found the colony of Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the coast of Virginia in 1607.

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Today in history, The Methodist Church is established in 1738.

Today in history, Samuel Morse (see picture below) taps out the first telegraph message in 1844.

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Today in history, The first American bicycle race is held in Boston in 1878.

Today in history, Amy Johnson (see picture below) becomes the first woman to fly from England to Australia in 1930.

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Today in history, Willie Mays (see picture below) begins playing for the New York Giants in 1951.

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