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Today in History: Sunday, May 30

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ABC’s “Nightline, anchored by Ted Koppel, expanded from four to five nights per week in 1981…John Tesh made his final appearance as co-host of syndicated “Entertainment Tonight” in 1996…HBO debuted the telefilm “Something the Lord Made” in 2004, which starred Alan Rickman and Mos DefIn 2012, three-part History Channel miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys, based on the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud, concluded.

Animated “Finding Nemo”, featuring the voices of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres was released in the U.S. and Canada in 2003.

The Beatles’ single “Love Me Do” went #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts in the United States in 1964.

The Lincoln Memorial, the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and “the virtues of tolerance, honesty, and constancy in the human spirit”—was dedicated in Washington, D.C. in 1922…Robert “Evel” Knievel’s motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles in Gardena, California in 1967.

Celebrity Birthdays:
Singer Idina Menzel is 50; former “The Voice” coach CeeLo Green is 47.

-Did You Know?
“Hatfields & McCoys” was nominated for 16 Emmy Awards (the most ever for any series on History). It won five awards, including Kevin Costner andTom Berenger for Outstanding Lead Actor and Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, respectively.