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June 24, 2011

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June 24, 1947: Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.

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May 31, 2011

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May 31, 1929: The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, “The Karnival Kid”, is released

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May 30, 2011

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May 30, 1958: Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen killed in action during World War II and the Korean war, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Arlington National Cemetery.

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May 29, 2011

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May 29, 1886: Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.

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May 28, 2011

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May 28, 1937: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C. who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

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May 27, 2011

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May 27, 1933: The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs with its hit song: “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?”

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May 26, 2011

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May 26, 1830: The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.

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May 25, 2011

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May 25, 1961: Apollo Program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before s special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the Moon” before the end of the decade.

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May 24, 2011

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May 24, 1883: The Brooklyn Bridge is open to traffic after 14 years of construction.

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May 23, 2011

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May 23, 1934: American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.

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