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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.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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.
Monday, May 16, 2022

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.
Sunday, May 15, 2022

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.
Saturday, May 14, 2022

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.
Friday, May 13, 2022

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.
Thursday, May 12, 2022

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.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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.
Monday, May 9, 2022

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.
Sunday, May 8, 2022

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.
Saturday, May 7, 2022

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).
Friday, May 6, 2022

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.
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Today In History - May 4
Today in History in 1904 construction began on the Panama Canal by the U.S.; in 1959 the first Grammy Awards were presented; and in 1979 Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Today In History - May 3
Today in History in 1624 the Spanish silver fleet sailed to Panama; in 1937 Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With the Wind"; and in 1965 the first use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Today In History - May 2
Today in History in 1497 John Cabot’s expedition departed to search for new lands across the Atlantic; in 1890 the Territory of Oklahoma was created; and in 2011 Osama bin Laden was killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Monday, May 2, 2022

Today In History - May 1
Today in History in in 1841 the first emigrant wagon train left Independence, Missouri bound for California; in 1931 the Empire State Building opened in New York City; and in 1967 singer, actor, and songwriter Tim McCraw was born in Louisiana.
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Today In History - April 30
Today in History in 1789 George Washington was inaugurated as first President of the United States of America; in 1900 USA annexed Hawaii; and in 1904 the ice cream cone made its debut.
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Today In History - April 29
Today in History in 1429 Joan of Arc arrived to relieve the Siege of Orleans; in 1967 after refusing induction into the United States Army, the previous day, Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing title; and in 2011 the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey in London.
Friday, April 29, 2022

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