In 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first electrical telegram: "What hath God wrought?" In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opened. In 1994, the four men convicted of the 1993 bombing of New York's World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
Queen Victoria (1819-1901), British monarch; Tommy Chong (1938- ), actor/comedian; Joseph Brodsky (1940-96), poet/Nobel laureate; Bob Dylan (1941- ), singer/songwriter; Patti LaBelle (1944- ), singer; Priscilla Presley (1945- ), actress; Alfred Molina (1953- ), actor; Kristin Scott Thomas (1960- ), actress; Michael Chabon (1963- ), writer; John C. Reilly (1965- ), actor; DaMarcus Beasley (1982- ), soccer player; Joey Logano (1990- ), race car driver
In 1935, the first Major League Baseball night game was played between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds at the Reds' Crosley Field.
In 1864, a telegram containing the 16,543-word Nevada state constitution was sent from Carson City, Nevada, to Washington, DC; it is thought to be the longest telegram ever sent and it cost $4,303.27.
"Morality has nothing in common with politics." – Bob Dylan
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