Hi there ~ I am starting a new feature here in Bizarre News... "Today in History" and will update it everyday. Feel free to add things I have missed :D or make comments... I am hoping this can be an enjoyable thread for everyone.
What happened on May 12th?
1820 - Florence Nightingale was born today ~ health activist, nurse: promoted the nursing profession, contributed to modern nursing procedures.
1831 ~ The first indicted bank robber in the U.S., Edward Smith, was sentenced to five years hard labor on the rock pile at Sing Sing Prison.
1907 - Katharine Hepburn ~ born today ~ Academy Award-winning Actress: Morning Glory [1932-33], Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner , The Lion in Winter , On Golden Pond ; Adam’s Rib, Pat and Mike, The African Queen, The Rainmaker, Rooster Cogburn, Suddenly Last Summer, Mary of Scotland, Love Affair
1932 ~ Missing Lindburgh baby is found, badly decomposed off the highway.
1955 - Sam Jones of the Chicago Cubs pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning 4-0. Jones became the first black pitcher to throw a major-league no-hitter.
1971 - The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger married Bianca Perez Morena de Macias. Mick couldn’t remember her whole name very well, so she became known as Bianca the world over.
1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it would alternate men’s and women’s names in the naming of Hurricanes.
“It’s not fair that women should get all the attention for causing damage and destruction,” one women’s activist claimed. David, Allen, Hugo, Mitch and Andrew agreed.