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Today In History - May 24
Today in History in 1738 John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; in1775 John Hancock was elected President of the Continental Congress; and in 1989 "Indiana Jones & Last Crusade", directed by Stephen Spielberg and produced by George Lucas premiered.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Today In History - May 23
Today in History in 1533 King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon's marriage was declared null and void by authority of the English clergy not the Pope, in 1785 Benjamin Franklin announced his invention of the bifocals; and in 1934 outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed in a police ambush.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Today In History - May 22
Today in History 1849 Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions; and in 1919 Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites.
Monday, May 22, 2017

Today In History - May 21
Today in History in 1832 the first Democratic National Convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland; and in 1927 Aviator Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris, France in the Spirit of St. Louis after his first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Today In History - May 20
Today in History in 1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama became the first European to reach India by sea; and in 1506  explorer Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain at age 55.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Today In History - May 19
Today in History in 1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII was beheaded; and in 1994 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American 1st lady (1961-63), died of cancer at age 64.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Today In History - May 18
Today in History in 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate; in 1897 Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker was published; and in 1952 country singer George Strait was born in Pearsall, Texas.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Today In History - May 17
Today in History in 1803 John Hawkins and Richard French patent the Reaping Machine; in 1886 John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company, died at age 82; and in 1961 Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today In History - May 16
Today in History in 1929 the first Academy Awards were presented with "Wings", Emil Jennings and Janet Gaynor winning; in 1953 actor Pierce Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland; and in 1985 actress Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at age 82.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Today In History - May 15
Today in History in 1869 National Woman Suffrage Association formed in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and in 1940 McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Today In History - May 14
Today in History in 1607 the first permanent English settlement in the New Worldwas settled in Jamestown, Virginia; in 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to draw up the U.S. Constitution; and in 1998 the last episode of Seinfeld aired on NBC.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Today In History - May 13
Today in History in 1787 Arthur Phillip set sail with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia; in 1940 Winston Churchill said “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” and in 1981 Pope John Paul II was shot and critically wounded by a Turkish gunman in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Today In History - May 12
Today in History in 1820 nurse Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy; in 1875 was the first recorded shutout in pro baseball; and in 1907 actress Katharine Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Today In History - May 11
Today in History in 1751 the first hospital was founded in America in Pennsylvania; in 1888 composer of White Christmas, Irving Berlin (Isadore Balin) was born in Temum, Siberia; and in 1981 Bob Marley, reggae singer, died of brain and lung cancer at age 36.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Today In History - May 10
Today in History in 1503 Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands; in 1752 Benjamin Franklin tested the lightning conductor with his kite-flying experiment; in 1797 the first U.S. Navy ship, the “United States” was launched; and in 1908 the first Mother's Day observance was in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Today In History - May 9
Today in History in 1754 the first newspaper cartoon in America appeared – divided “Join or Die” snake; in 1899 the lawn mower was patented; and in 1914 U.S. President Wilson proclaimed Mother's Day.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Today In History - May 8
Today in History in 1541 Hernando de Soto discovered the Mississippi River; in 1933 Mohandas Gandhi began a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India; and in 2014 Roger L. Easton, American scientist, inventor and designer of GPS, died at 93.
Monday, May 08, 2017

Today In History - May 7
Today in History in 1901 actor Gary Cooper was born in Montana; in 1912 Columbia University approved plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories established by Joseph Pulitzer; in 2000 actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. died.
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Today In History - May 6
Today in History in 1833 John Deere makes 1st steel plough; in 1940  the Pulitzer prize was awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath); and in 1957 the Pulitzer prize was awarded to John F Kennedy (Profiles in Courage).
Saturday, May 06, 2017

Today In History - May 5
Today in History in 1821  French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1799-1815), dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena; in 1862 the French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo; and in 1973 in the 99th Kentucky Derby Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4.
Friday, May 05, 2017


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