On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was dedicated by President Chester Alan Arthur and New York Gov. Grover Cleveland.
In 1935, the first major league baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.
In 1961, Freedom Riders arriving at a bus terminal in Jackson, Mississippi, were charged with breaching the peace by entering white-designated areas.
In 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora 7.
In 1974, American jazz composer and bandleader Duke Ellington, 75, died in New York.
In 1976, Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde transport service to Washington.