spotlight Today In History, May 24: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West May 24, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Friday, May 24.Today's Highlight in History: 2014: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Five years ago: Reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West wed in a Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy. AP 1775: John Hancock In 1775, John Hancock was unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, succeeding Peyton Randolph. AP 1844: Samuel F.B. Morse In 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message "What hath God wrought" from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America's first telegraph line. AP 1941: Bismarck In 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sank the British battle cruiser HMS Hood in the North Atlantic, killing all but three of the 1,418 men on board. AP 1962: Scott Carpenter In 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora 7. AP 1968: Rolling Stones In 1968, the Rolling Stones single "Jumpin' Jack Flash" was released in the United Kingdom by Decca Records. AP 1974: Duke Ellington In 1974, American jazz composer and bandleader Duke Ellington, 75, died in New York. AP 1976: Concorde SST In 1976, Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde supersonic transport service to Washington. AP 2000: Linda Tripp Wiretapping In 2000, the state of Maryland dismissed its wiretapping case against Linda Tripp after a judge disallowed most of Monica Lewinsky's testimony. AP 2001: Wedding Hall Collapse In 2001, 23 people were killed when the floor of a Jerusalem wedding hall collapsed beneath dancing guests, sending them plunging several stories into the basement. AP 2009: Helio Castroneves Ten years ago: Brazil's Helio Castroneves became the ninth driver to win the Indianapolis 500 three times. AP 2009: Space shuttle Atlantis Ten years ago: Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned to Earth, ending a 13-day mission to repair and enhance the Hubble Space Telescope. AP 2014: Jewish Museum Shooting Five years ago: A lone gunman opened fire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, killing four people. AP 2014: Pope Francis Five years ago: Pope Francis, in Jordan, denounced arms dealers and appealed for an urgent end to the Syrian civil war at the start of a three-day trip to the Middle East. AP 2017: Ariana Grande In 2017, Ariana Grande suspended her Dangerous Woman world tour and canceled several European shows due to the deadly bombing at her concert in Manchester, England, two days earlier. AP 2018: Adam Schiff One year ago: After a Justice Department briefing, Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said there was no evidence to support claims that there was a government spy in President Donald Trump's campaign. AP 2018: Jerry Maren One year ago: Jerry Maren, the last surviving Munchkin from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," died at a San Diego nursing home; he was 99. AP 2018: Trump Jack Johnson One year ago: Trump granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, more than 100 years after what many see as a racially-charged conviction for violating the Mann Act by traveling with his white girlfriend. AP 2018: Trump North Korea One year ago: The president abruptly canceled a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, blaming "open hostility" from North Korea. (A week later, Trump announced that the summit would take place in mid-June.) AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended More on this topic Women played crucial roles in the space program. Yet we don't know much about them. Why? View All Promotions promotion spotlight Test your lawn care IQ promotion spotlight What breed of puppy is perfect for you? More Latest Local Offers Budget Blinds $500 rebate when choosing Signature Series window coverings with Budget Blinds! Click here for details. Patriot Plumbing, Inc. 15% off plumbing services for active military and veterans from Patriot Plumbing. 605-391-3320 Rapid City Paintless Dent Repair Are your repairs going to take longer than expected? Rapid City Paintless Dent Repair offers free loaner cars so you don't have to wait!