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MAY 24

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1830 First U.S. Passenger Railroad Service Begins in Maryland Maryland Railroad Historic Firsts Trainweb New York Times
1863 The U.S.S. Port Royal Captures the Confederate Sloop Fashion Near Apalachicola Bay, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Association
1880 Florida's First Telephone Exchange Opens in Jacksonville with 34 Subscribers Jacksonville, Florida Telephone Historic Firsts Jacksonville, Florida Florida Historical Association
1901 78 Miners Die in a Series of Explosions at the Universal Mine Near Caerphilly, Wales Wales Labor Death BBC
1958 United Press and International News Service Merge to Form UPI Journalism Business United Press International New York Times
1983 Supreme Court Rules Segregated Private Schools Are Not Tax Exempt Supreme Court Education Taxes Racisim Oyez
1985 America Online Is Founded as Quantum Computer Services The Internet Business & Economics AOL Wired

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