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  1. Casshew

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    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 [1967], The Lion in Winter [1968], On Golden Pond [1981]; 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.
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  3. lex

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    neat thread cass, i'll come by and see what's old once and awhile.
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    Mrs Hugh will be celebrating Katherine Hepburns birthday. She loved her, even named our daughter after her.
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    That is a great story hugh :)
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    What happend May 13th?

    1648 ~ Margaret Jones of Plymouth was found guilty of witchcraft and was sentenced to be hanged by the neck.

    1787 ~ The first fleet of ships carrying convicts to the new penal colony of Australia left England. (They arrived the following January)

    1846 ~The United States declare war on Mexico

    1880 ~ Thomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway in Menlo Park.

    1917 ~ Three peasant children near Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary

    1938 ~ "When the Saints Go Marching In" was recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra.

    1950 ~ Stevie Wonder, American singer

    1967 ~ Mickey Mantle hit his 500th homerun.

    1981 ~ Pope John Paul II was shot and seriousy injured.

    1992 ~ Robert Reed dies at 59 (Brady Bunch Dad)

    1995 ~ New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup

    2004 ~ Rupert gets a million bucks on Survivor!! (unconfirmed ~ but I am hopeful) Go Rupert!! :dance:
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    I'm related to one of the crew members from the 1995 New Zealand America's Cup Crew. I remember when they won. Big deal in my family.
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    What happened on May 14th?

    1643 ~` Louis XIV became King of France at age 4

    1804 ~ 200 years ago, the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory left St. Louis.

    1862 ~ Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patented the chronograph

    1897 ~ A statue of George Washington was unveiled in Philadelphia

    1904 - The Olympic Games opened in St. Louis, MO. It marked the first time that the games were held in the United States.

    1944 ~ George Lucas film producer, director: Star Wars series, Indiana Jones series, American Graffiti was born.

    1960 ~ "The Pill" hit the market to prevent unwanted pregnancies

    1973 ~ the United States launched Skylab One, its first manned space station.

    1998 ~ singer-actor Frank Sinatra died at a Los Angeles hospital at age 82.

    2003 ~ Smugglers abandoned more than 100 illegal immigrants in a locked trailer at a Texas truck stop; 19 people died.

    Websleuths members having Birthdays today ~ Anniegirl, Buzzie & Luanne :)
  9. Casshew

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    May 15th ~ what happened today??

    Today is Saturday, May 15, the 136th day of 2004. There are 230 days left in the year. This is Armed Forces Day.

    1602 ~ Cape Cod was discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold.

    1886 ~ poet Emily Dickinson died in Amherst, Mass

    1918 ~ U.S. airmail began service between Washington, Philadelphia and New York

    1926 ~ The New York Rangers became the newest franchise to be awarded by the National Hockey League. Two years later, the Rangers won their first Stanley Cup.

    1930 ~ Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard a United Airlines flight between San Francisco and Cheyenne, Wyo.

    1940 ~ nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States. (Also known as Casshew Day :D )

    1942 ~ gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for non-essential vehicles.

    1970 ~ Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi, were killed when police opened fire during student protests.

    1999 ~ Russian President Boris Yeltsin triumphed over his Communist foes, surviving an impeachment vote in the Russian parliament.

    Websleuths Members celebrating birthdays today are close_enough & akgal :cool:
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    May 16th ~ What happened today?

    136th day of year with 229 days left

    1568 ~ Mary Queen of Scotland flees to England

    1770 ~ Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

    1804 ~ Napoleon declared Emperor of France

    1817 ~ Mississippi River steamboat service begins

    1866 ~US Treasury Dept authorizes the nickel

    1875 ~ Quake in Venezuela & Colombia kills 16,000

    1891 ~ Spam was introduced by Geo. A. Hormel & Co.

    1905 ~ Henry Fonda, American oscar winning film actor is born

    1919 ~ Liberace was born

    1920 ~ Joan of Arc (Jean D'arc) canonized a saint

    1929 ~ The first ever Academy Awards (Oscars) are held

    1941 ~ Germans made their last major air attack on Britain

    1965 ~ Spaghetti-O's 1st sold

    1977 ~ Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavywgt boxing title

    1984 ~ Andy Kauffman Dies

    1986 ~ "Top Gun," premieres

    1990 ~ Sammy Davis Jr. & Jim Henson Die

    Websleuths Members celebrating Birthdays today FlowerGirl & Brandigirl :HappyBday
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    Good thread Cass, love it. I would think (re: may 16) Sammy Davis & Jim Henson dying on the same day... too many jokes. I think Sammy would think that's very funny.

    BTW, Andy Kauffman's not dead, he lives with Elvis. ;)
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    May 17th ~ What happened today??

    218 ~ 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    1875 ~ Oliver Lewis rode Aristides winning a purse of $2,850 in the first running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

    1877 ~ Edwin T. Holmes of Boston, MA. installed the first telephone switchboard burglar alarm.

    1910 ~ Canada sets the designs for the 1›-50› coins

    1911 ~ Maureen (Paul) O’Sullivan was Born

    1928 ~ 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam

    1938 ~ The NBC Blue network presented Information Please for the first time. The radio quiz show was moderated by Clifton Fadiman.

    1949 ~ British government recognizes Republic of Ireland

    ~ The musical, Godspell, opened this night at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City

    1973 ~ Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

    1975 ~ NBC-TV paid a whopping $5,000,000 for the rights to show Gone with the Wind just one time. It was the top price paid for a single opportunity to show a film on television.

    1975 ~ Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album was released and certified a platinum record on the very same day.

    1984 ~ Mario Soto of the Cincinnati Reds threw four strikeouts in one inning.

    1985 ~ Bobby Ewing died on the season finale of Dallas on CBS-TV. Bobby, played by actor Patrick Duffy, died in a violent car explosion, but came back to life the following season

    1998 ~ New York Yankees pitcher David Wells pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins.

    2003 ~ Tammie Willis, who lost her hearing after a 1994 robbery-assault, becomes the first deaf student to earn a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
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    It's May 18th ~ so what happened today??

    1652 ~ A law is passed in Rhode Island banning slavery in the colonies but it causes little stir and seems unlikely to be enforced.

    1792 ~ Russian troops invade Poland.

    1802 ~ Britain declares war on France.

    1804 ~ Napoleon Bonaparte becomes the Emperor of France.

    1828 ~ The Battle of Las Piedras, between Uruguay and Brazil, ends.

    1860 ~ Abraham Lincoln is nominated for president.

    1864 ~ The fighting at Spotsylvania in Virginia, reaches its peak at the Bloody Angle.

    1868 ~ Nicholas II, the last Russian czar is born

    1896 ~ The Supreme Court's decision on Plessy v. Ferguson upholds the "separate but equal" policy in the United States.

    1897 ~ Frank Capra, film director (It's A Wonderful Life) is born.

    1917 ~ The U.S. Congress passes the Selective Service act, calling up soldiers to fight World War I.

    1918~ John Paul II [Karol Jozef Wojtyla], the present Roman Catholic pope is born

    1928 ~ Pernell Roberts , actor (Adam-Bonanza, Trapper John MD) is born

    1931 ~ Japanese pilot Seiji Yoshihara crashes his plane in the Pacific Ocean while trying to be the first to cross the ocean nonstop. He is picked up seven hours later by a passing ship.

    1933 ~ President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act.

    1936 ~ The Spanish Civil breaks out

    1942 ~ New York ends night baseball games for the rest of World War II.

    1944 ~ The Allies finally capture Monte Cassino in Italy.

    1951 ~ The United Nations moves its headquarters to New York city.

    1969 ~ Two battalions of the 101st Airborne Division assault Hill 937 but cannot reach the top because of muddy conditions.

    1974 ~ India becomes sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb.

    1980 ~ After rumbling for two months, Mount Saint Helens, in Washington, erupts 3 times in 24 hours.

    1990 ~ Treaty forming the basis for monetary union between East and West Germany signed

    1992 ~ Lawrence Welk bandleader (L Welk Show), dies at 89 of pneumonia
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    May 19th ~ What happened today?

    715 St Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1506 Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

    1515 George van Saksen-Meissen sells Friesland for 100,000 gold guilders to arch duke Charles

    English queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish queen Mary

    1585 Spain confisquates English ships

    1588 Spanish Armada sets sail for Lisbon, bound to England

    1635 France declares war on Spain

    1643 Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army
    and Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut & New Harbor form United
    Colonies of New England

    Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen

    1749 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley

    1780 About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England to this day it's cause is still unexplained

    1792 Russian army enters Poland

    1793 Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)

    1853 Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia Mdaga of Saksen-Weimar

    1856 Sen Charles Sumner, Mass, spoke out against slavery

    1862 Homestead Act becomes law provides cheap land for settlement of West

    1863 Siege of Vicksburg, investment of city complete

    1865 President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

    1874 J Perrotin discovers asteroid #138 Tolosa

    1878 Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by Pres Garfield

    1892 National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded

    1896 1st auto (Benz) to arrive in Netherlands

    1902 Great Britain & Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria

    1905 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ

    1906 Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes

    1909 Heavyweight Jack Johnson & Jack O'Brien fight to no decision

    1910 Cleve Indian Cy Young gets his 500th win, beats Wash 5-4 in 11 innings

    1911 Phila Athletics are 12« games back in AL, & will win World Series

    1921 Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system

    Malcolm X [Little], [Detroit Red], Omaha NB, founder (Black Muslims) is born

    1928 "Firedamp" explodes in Mather Pa coal mine killing 195 of 273 miners

    1930 White woman win voting rights in South-Africa

    NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936

    1937 John Murray/Allen Boretz' "Room Service," premieres in NYC

    1939 Churchill signs British-Russian anti-nazi pact

    1943 Berlin is declared "Judenrien" (free of Jews)

    1944 240 gypsies transported to Auschwitz

    1945 Peter Townshend England, rock guitarist/vocalist/composer (Who-Tommy) is born

    1953 Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah)

    1958 South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 (tybee LOL)

    1959 Nicole Brown Simpson is born

    1962 US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island

    1964 US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy

    1971 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars

    1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1975 Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66

    1980 Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash

    1984 Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup

    1989 Dow Jones Avg passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1

    1994 Final Episode of LA Law after 8 year run

    2161 Still to happen - 8 of 9 planets will align on same side of sun
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    It's May 20th ~ what happened today?

    325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nic‘a, Asia Minor

    526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria

    1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed

    1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples

    1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India

    1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands

    1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland

    1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg

    1690 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II

    1704 Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY

    1775 Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain

    1784 England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)

    1825 Charles X becomes King of France

    1830 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)

    1845 1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii

    1861 Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle

    1862 Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of West

    1864 Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured

    1867 Brit parliament rejects John Stuart Mills law on women suffrage
    and Royal Albert Hall foundation laid

    1868 Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant

    1870 Second Chamber abolishes capital punishment

    1874 Levi Strauss markets blue jeans with copper rivets, price $13.50 doz

    1875 Intl Bureau of Weights & Measures forms by treaty

    1882 Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance

    1895 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)

    1900 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)

    1902 Cuba gains independence from Spain

    1908 Jimmy Stewart (Mr Smith Goes to Wash, Wonderful Life) was born

    1910 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII

    1916 Codell, Kansas hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918)

    1918 1st electrically propelled warship (New M‚xico)

    1919 Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550

    1923 Stanley Baldwin, becomes PM of UK

    1927 At 7:40 AM, Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris

    1932 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic

    1939 Pan Am begins transatlantic passenger & air mail service

    1943 French, British & US victory parade in Tunis Tunisia

    US Communist Party dissolved

    1948 1st use of Israeli Air Force & 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army

    1950 Hill Prince wins Preakness

    1954 Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China

    1955 Argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state

    1956 Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll and Jordan government of Samir resigns

    1959 Yanks sink to last place, 1st time since May 25, 1940

    1960 Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog

    1963 Sukarno appointed president of Indonesia

    1964 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team

    1965 Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121

    1967 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam

    US troop march into Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam

    1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway

    1980 Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss

    1989 China declares martial law in Beijing

    1990 Hubble Space Telescope sends 1st photograph's from space

    1993 Final "Cheers" on NBC

    1994 Sony Theaters & Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00

    1995 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung

    Ws Members celebrating birthdays today ~ Sonnier6 & Misti ~ Happy Birthday!
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    Today is May 21st ~ I bet you are wondering what happened today :D

    143 Earliest known date in Amer-pre Mayan king Harvest-Bergvorst installed

    Battle at Nechtansmere: Picten beat Northumbrians

    996 Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III German emperor

    1216 French crown prince Louis enters England

    1420 Treaty of Troyes-French King Charles VI gives France to English

    1471 King Edwards IV enters London

    1502 Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena

    1602 Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)

    1804 Lewis & Clark Expedition begins

    1832 1st Democratic party national convention

    1846 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii

    1861 Richmond, Va is designated Confederate Capital

    1881 American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton

    1908 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago

    1914 Greyhound Bus Co begins in Minnesota

    1926 White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double

    1927 Lindburgh lands in Paris, after 1st solo air crossing of Atlantic

    1930 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

    1932 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands

    1941 1st US ship sunk by a U-boat (Robin Moor)

    1944 Hitler begins attack on English/US "terror pilots"

    1945 German war criminal Heinrich Himmler captured

    1948 NY Yank Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)

    1959 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens

    1964 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations

    1968 Paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert

    1979 Elton John becomes 1st western rocker to perform live in USSR

    1981 Fran‡ois Mitterrand becomes president of France

    1982 British troops lands on Falkland Islands

    1983 David Bowie's "Let's "Dance," single goes #1

    1988 Jane Powell weds Dickie Moore

    Nancy Lopez wins her 3rd LPGA championship

    1990 Last episode of "Newhart" airs

    Websleuthers having a birthday today ~ GardenMom :blowkiss:
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    What happened today? Today is Saturday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2004. There are 223 days left in the year.

    12 -BC- A daytime meteor shower, possibly Zeta Perseid observed in China

    760 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    1526 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form
    Anti-French League of Cognac

    1629 Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lbeck

    1659 France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty

    1712 Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary

    1746 Russia & Austria signs treaty of cooperation

    1761 the first life insurance policy in the United States was issued, in Philadelphia.

    1762 Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty

    1784 Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy

    1807 Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila)

    1819 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)

    1836 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul," premieres in Dusseldorf

    1843 1000+ colonies depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

    1868 Great Train Robbery-7 men (Reno Brother) make off with $98,000 in cash

    1872 Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)

    1877 Baden-Baden wins Kentucky Derby

    1884 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters

    1885 Tecumseh wins Preakness

    1900 Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative

    1906 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens

    1906 Wright Brothers patents an aeroplane

    1909 1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched

    1910 Johnny Olson TV announcer (Price is Right) in born

    1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row

    1915 Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)

    1924 In Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks

    1927 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed

    1928 US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act

    1930 Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)

    1933 World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated

    1939 Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"

    1940 Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with nazis
    and Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris

    1941 British troops attack Baghdad

    1942 Mexico declares war on nazi-Germany & Japan

    1947 "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece

    1959 Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black gen-major in USAF

    1960 Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severly
    damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM

    1964 LBJ presents "Great Society"

    1965 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," single goes #1

    1967 Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)

    1969 Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface

    1972 Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified

    Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)

    1979 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau

    1980 Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry

    1983 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR

    1987 30 killed in a Texas tornado

    1988 K roly Gr¢sz succeeds party leader J nos K d r in Hungary

    Calif Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in NJ

    1992 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show

    1994 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo

    1999 Columbine High School seniors wearing blue-and-silver gowns marched single file in a graduation ceremony that mixed celebration of the day with sorrow for victims of the recent massacre.

    2003 Annika Sorenstam became the first woman since Babe Didrikson Zaharias in 1945 to tee off against the men on the pro tour, playing in the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas

    Websleuthers celebrating birthdays today ~ MarineMom :clap: :D
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    Today is May 23rd ~ I wonder what happened today?

    1059 Henri I crowns his son compassionate King Philip I of France

    1275 King Edward I of Engld orders cessation of persecution of French Jews

    Jews of Syria & Austria expelled

    1421 Jews of Austria imprisoned & expelled

    1430 Joan of Arc captured by Burgundians, who sell her to England

    1493 King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis

    1498 Vasco da Gama arrives in Calcutta

    1533 King Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon marriage declared null & void

    Pope Paul III installs Portugese inquisition

    1544 German emperor Charles V recognizes king Christian III of Denmark

    1555 Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV

    1568 Battle at Heiligerlee: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, 100s killed

    1576 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

    1611 Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia

    1618 2nd Defenestration of Prague

    1644 Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists

    1647 Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland

    1660 King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England

    1667 King Afonso VI of Portugal flees

    1706 Battle of Ramillies-Marlborough defeats French; 17,000 killed

    1750 Carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo," premieres in Mantua

    1785 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

    1788 SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution

    1844 Declaration of B b (Bah '¡ festival) ('Azamat 7, 1)

    1853 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)

    N R Pogson discovers asteroid #42 Isis

    1861 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia and Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession

    1862 Battle at Front Royal, Virginia and Valley Campaign-Stonewall Jackson takes Ft Royal, Virginia

    1864 Battle of Dallas, GA and Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting

    1865 Victory parade in Washington, DC (Grand Review)and Flag flown at full staff over White House, 1st time since Lincoln shot

    1867 Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

    1873 Canada's North West Mounted Police force forms and Postal cards sold in SF for 1st time

    1876 1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)

    1878 Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia

    1882 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa

    1883 Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players

    1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC

    1898 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF

    1900 Associated Press News Service forms in NY

    Indians score 9 runs after 2 outs in 9th to beat Senators 14-13
    and Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent and US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo

    1903 1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1

    1908 Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die

    1911 NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft

    1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WW I

    1917 Dutch 2nd Chamber okays 1908 conscription draft

    1918 King Oil/Shell refinery on Cura‡ao officially opens

    1920 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei

    1921 "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC

    1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne,

    1926 Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate

    Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die

    1931 Whipsnade Zoo opens in Whipsnade Beds England

    1932 Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds

    1934 Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon (polymeer 66)

    1935 1st scheduled night game, postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)

    1939 British decoration, George Cross, 1st presented and British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949 and Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad and Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland and Submarine Squalis sank off Portsmouth NH, 26 die

    1940 1st great dogfight between Spitfires

    Heavyweight Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer (disqualification) in Wash DC and Rudolf Harbig runs world record 1k (2:21.5)

    1943 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund

    1944 British/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy

    British milt police arrest admiral D”nitz

    1948 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

    1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)

    1951 Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels," premieres in London

    1956 World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, SF

    1958 Mao Tse tung start "Great leap forward" movement in China

    1959 Presbyterian church accepts women preachers

    1960 Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

    1963 NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000

    1964 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)

    1965 Franz Jonas elected president of Austria and Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150

    Beatles release "Paperback Writer"

    1967 Government bans submarines near South Africa

    1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London

    1969 The Who release rock opera "Tommy"

    1970 Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside of US (England)

    1971 Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands

    1974 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1978 General strike in Peru

    1981 Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage

    1982 BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina

    1986 US & West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa

    1988 Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990

    Lincoln Square in Bronx named

    NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game

    1994 Funeral services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

    Websleuthers celebrating birthdays today are starry and kpass :HappyBday
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    I have tried to do May 24th twice now... once yesterday and once today - when I hit submit - I get an error response and lose the whole post - I am going to have to say that nothing happened on May 24th!! :rolleyes: :crazy:
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    Tuesday May 25th ~ What happened today?

    585 -BC- 1st known prediction of a solar eclipse

    1085 King Alfonso VI of Castily/Le¢n occupy Toledo on Moren

    1241 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfort-on-the-Main Germany

    1522 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain

    1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen

    1659 Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector

    1660 English King Charles II lands in Dover

    1661 King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Bragan‡a

    1720 "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, plague kills 80,000

    1721 John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent

    1784 Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek

    1787 Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding

    1810 Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain (Natl Day)

    1812 Earthquake destroys Caracas Venezuela

    1825 American Unitarian Assn founded

    1861 John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus

    1862 Battle of Winchester VA

    1864 Battle of New Hope Church, GA

    1870 Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Qu‚bec

    1876 1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)

    1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore," premieres in London

    1887 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die

    1898 1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF

    1900 Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics

    1906 After 20 straight wins, Boston Red Sox lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
    1911 Revolution in M‚xico overthrows President Jos‚ Porfirio Diaz

    1914 British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule

    1915 Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0

    1917 M Wolf discovers asteroid #874 Rotraut

    1924 V Albitzkij discovers asteroid #1030 Vitja

    1927 Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)

    1928 Amelia Earhart (as a passenger) is 1st woman to fly Atlantic Ocean

    1932 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1244 Deira

    1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates

    1936 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1393 Sofala

    1937 1st airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY

    1939 Carl Storck becomes 2nd NFL president

    1940 German troops conquer Boulogne

    1941 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India

    1943 Riot at Mobile Ala shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers

    1944 Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia

    1945 Arthur C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit

    1946 Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan

    1947 Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111

    1948 Ben Hogan wins PGA golf tournament

    1949 Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai

    1950 Bkln-Battery Tunnel opens in NYC

    1951 NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

    1953 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada

    1955 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla

    1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas

    1959 Khrushchev visits Angola

    1961 JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade

    1962 Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"

    1963 Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game

    1964 Frank Gilroy's "Subject was Roses," premieres in NYC

    1965 Dave Davies of Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage

    1966 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die

    1967 Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon

    1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"

    1969 Sudan military coup under colonel Ja'far al-Numeiry

    1970 Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars in 3rd ABA championship, 4 games to 2

    1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

    1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

    1973 Argentine Peronist Hector C mpora installed as president

    1975 Warriors beat Bullets for NBA championship, 4 games to 0

    1976 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich

    1977 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released

    1978 "Star Wars" released

    1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275

    1980 Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")

    1981 Al Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified

    1982 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters

    1983 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released

    1985 Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed

    1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida

    1988 PSV wins Europe Cup

    1989 Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens for Stanley Cup

    1991 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews

    1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show"
    Websleuths Birthdays Today ~ Lotusgran and Ja1 :blowkiss:
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    Casshew Former Member

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    It's May 26th ~ I'm sure something happened today

    961 German King Otto II crowned

    1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII

    1538 GenŠve throws out Calv˜n

    1596 England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain

    1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians

    1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony

    1736 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French

    1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia

    1788 Mary Clark of England gives birth to a baby without a brain

    1790 Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress

    1860 Garibaldi occupies Palermo Italy

    1861 Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South and Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL

    1864 -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia and Territory of Montana organized

    1865 Battle of Galveston TX, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith

    1868 President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote

    1876 HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration

    1887 Legal betting at race tracks begins

    1894 Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player

    1896 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
    and Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
    and Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

    1898 SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities

    1900 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa

    1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG)

    1905 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia

    1907 Chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
    1913 Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)

    1915 H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England

    1916 F Sy discovers asteroid #858 El Djezair

    1917 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field

    1918 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia

    1922 Lenin suffers a stroke

    1923 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance was run and Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg

    1924 German govt of Marx resigns and Pres Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration

    1926 Lebanon adopts constitution

    1927 15 millionth T-Ford produced

    1928 A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4

    1930 Joe Sewell, hardest to strike out, is struck out twice by Pat Caraway

    1932 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo and C Jackson discovers asteroid #1245 Calvinia

    1933 2nd emergency Dutch govt of Col˜n forms and Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards

    1934 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago

    1936 1st govt of Zealand in Belgium ends

    1937 Dutch Rail NV at law forms and San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens

    1938 House on un-American Activities begins work

    1941 American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila
    and Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck and German occupiers begin youth labor

    1942 Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
    and Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army

    1943 1st president of a black country to visit US (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)
    and Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam and Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa

    1944 82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste MŠre Eglise

    1945 US drop fire bombs on Tokyo

    1946 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
    and Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
    and Patent filed in US for H-Bomb

    1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
    and South Africa elects a nationalist govt with apartheid policy

    1951 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London

    1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die

    1955 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
    and Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

    1956 Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103 and Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1

    1958 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed and US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) and Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark

    1959 Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th

    1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
    and USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours

    1963 Organization of African Unity forms and Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader

    1965 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes and Revised Intl Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect

    1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hu‚ South-Vietnam
    and Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK

    1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1969 Apollo 10 returns to Earth and John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)

    1972 Nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord and US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1973 Bahrain adopts it's constitution and Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970," album goes #1 and Chic White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28) and Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata, premieres

    1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled

    1976 N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2426 Simonov

    1977 "Beatlemania" opens in Winter Garden Theater on Broadway
    and George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center and Movie "Star Wars" debuts

    1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City

    1980 Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
    and Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
    and Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6

    1982 Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam

    1983 Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7 and LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws and NASA launches Exosat
    and US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1984 C & E Shoemaker discover asteroid #3317 Paris
    and Floods kill 14 in Tulsa Okla and Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia and Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die

    1985 Danny Sullivan wins Indy 500 by 24 seconds following a spin

    1987 Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka

    1989 At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
    and Danish parliament allows legal marriage among homosexuals
    and US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

    1990 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
    and Phila Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

    1991 Austria passenger flight explodes in Bangkok, 223 die

    1993 Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
    Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's
    Websleuther's having birthday today include AlwaysHope and & Babs :HappyBday :HappyBday
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