May 24, 1844: Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraph message, in which he asked, "What hath God wrought?"
Dec 31, 1969
May 24, 1883: The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, opened to traffic.
May 24, 1899: W.T. McCullough of Boston, Mass., opened the first public garage. One could rent space for selling, storing and repairing vehicles.
May 24, 1935: Major League Baseball’s first night game was played under the lights at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the hometown Reds defeated Philadelphia, 2–1.
May 24, 1958: The United Press and the International News Service merged to form United Press International (UPI).