Daily Almanac: May 24, 2023


RISE: 6:23 a.m.
SET: 9:05 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 86 °F
LOW: 60 °F

Today is…:

• Brother’s Day
• EMS for Children Day
• International Tiara Day

What Happened On This Day:

1970 Engineers begin drilling the world’s deepest hole. The Kola Superdeep Borehole had reached the unsurpassed depth of 12,262 meters (40,230 feet) before the project was abandoned due to a lack of funding.
1930 Amy Johnson flies solo from England to Australia. The English aviatrix was the first woman to achieve this feat. Her 18,000 km (11,000 mi) flight aboard a de Havilland Gypsy Moth aircraft took her from Croydon, U.K. to Darwin, Australia in 19 days.
1830 Mary had a little lamb is published. Sarah Josepha Hale’s poem is one of the best-known English language nursery rhymes.

Births On This Day:

• 1963 Michael Chabon
American author

• 1941 Bob Dylan
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

Deaths On This Day:

• 1974 Duke Ellington
American pianist, composer, bandleader
• 1543
Nicolaus Copernicus
Polish mathematician, astronomer