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On this day: May 24

Published: May 22 2013 07:15:11 PM EDT   Updated On: May 24 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is first published, the Brooklyn Bridge opens, Major League Baseball gets lit up, Bob Dylan is born, and "Thelma & Louise" and "Braveheart" premiere in theaters, all on this day.

OTD May 24 - Nicolaus Copernicus
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1543: Polish mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who formulated a comprehensive heliocentric model which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center of the universe, dies at the age of 70 in Frombork,Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland.

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