"Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" (part one)
(Friday, May 26, 1961, 10 p.m. ET) — A group of bus travelers find that there is an extra person when they stop at a diner on tonight’s episode of The Twilight Zone. Continue reading Tonight on TV: ‘The Twilight Zone’
“Jungle Madness” (part one)
(Tuesday, May 26, 1981, 8 p.m. ET) — Washington unearths evidence to clear a bigoted narcotics cop, unaware that the police brass plan to let the cop “fry” in order to placate the outraged black community on tonight’s final episode of The Hill Street Blues. Continue reading Season 1 finale: ‘Hill Street Blues’
(Thursday, May 25, 1961) — U.S. President John F. Kennedy, addressing Congress, called on the nation today to work toward putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
(Saturday, May 25, 1991) — I Don’t Wanna Cry by Mariah Carey is the #1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for the first of two weeks (May 25, June 1, 1991).
"The Civil War - Episode One: The Cause (1861)" (Butler acts @ 1:09:38)
(Friday, May 24, 1861) — Union General Benjamin Butler declared slaves to be the contraband of war today when he declared them contraband at Fort Monroe, Va.
"The Civil War - Episode One: The Cause (1861)" (Feds cross Potomac @ 1:07:29)
(Friday, May 24, 1861) — Union forces cross the Potomac River and occupy Arlington Heights, the home of future Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Destruction of the Hood from "Sink the Bismarck"(1960)
(Saturday, May 24, 1941) — The German battleship Bismarck sank the British dreadnought Hood today in the North Atlantic during the World War II Battle of the Denmark Strait.
(Saturday, May 24, 1941) — Robert Allen Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan, the iconic singer-songwriter, poet, and painter, was born today in St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.
(Wednesday, May 24, 1961) — U.S. Vice President Lyndon Johnson flew into Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, today, concluding a 15-day globe circling tour that took him to seven nations threatened by Communists, including South Vietnam.