Pedestrians stroll along the promenade of the Brooklyn Bridge, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City, 1891.  The suspension bridge was opened to traffic on May 24, 1883.  When bridge designer John A. Roebling incorporated the promenade into the design of the bridge, he said it was important that the people take part in the leisures afforded by the bridge.  (AP Photo)

Today in History: May 24

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Today is Tuesday, May 24, the 145th day of 2016. There are 221 days left in the year.