On this day: May 24

Posted: 7:15 PM EDT May 22, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 24, 2016

"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 - Dick Martin
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2008: Comedian Dick Martin (right), best known as the co-host of the TV sketch comedy program "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" with Dan Rowan (left) from 1968 to 1973, dies of breathing complications at the age of 86 in Santa Monica, California.

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