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This Week In History


May 23, 1960: Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.


May 24, 1844: Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" in the world's first telegraph message.


May 25, 1961: JFK announces US goal of putting a man on the Moon before the end of decade.


May 26, 1941: American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Philadelphia.


May 27, 1933: Walt Disney's short film "3 Little Pigs" released (Academy Award Best Animated film 1934)


May 28, 1961: Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on the Orient Express (after 78 years).


May 29, 1765: Patrick Henry's historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"





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