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(Friday, May 24, 1935; during the Great Depression) — The first major league baseball game to be played at night took place tonight at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.
(Saturday, May 24, 1975) — “Only Yesterday” by The Carpenters peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. It was the duo’s twelfth and final top ten hit on the chart (1970-1975).
Video: 'The Beatles - Help! (rare out-of-print original film version)'
(Monday, May 24, 1965, 7:00-10:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles re-recorded the vocals for the song “Help!” today at CTS Studios, a facility specializing in post-synchronisation, for the soundtrack of their second feature film of the same title.
(Wednesday, May 24 1995) — Twenty-one years after he left the national scene in disgrace, former U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew returned to a merciful, mustier fate in the corridors of power today and beamed as a bust of himself was unveiled outside the Senate (click here to watch a video of the ceremony).
(Monday, May 24, 1965) — Beatle John Lennon and film director Dick Lester were interviewed today at the Cannes Film Festival in France by Merv Griffin for airing on his American syndicated television talk show on June 1, 1965.
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(Wednesday, May 24, 1865, 10:00 a.m. local time) — The Grand Review of the Armies, a two-day military procession and celebration in Washington, D.C., following the close of the American Civil War, concluded today as General William T. Sherman led the 65,000 men of the Army of the Tennessee and the Army of Georgia, with an uncharacteristic semblance of military precision, past the admiring celebrities, most of which had never seen him before.