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Events, May 26th

May 26th: 1836 – The U.S. House of Representatives adopted what has been called the Gag Rule (which limits or forbids discussion of a particular topic by members of a decision-making body) 1868 – U.S President Andrew Johnson was acquitted,

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Events, May 25th

May 25th: 585 BC – The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece. 1844 – The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry. 1925 – John Scopes was indicted for teaching the Darwinian theory in school.

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Events, May 24th

May 24th: 1830 – The first passenger railroad service in the U.S. began service. 1844 – Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America’s first telegraph line. 1881 – About 200 people died when the Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sank near London, Ontario. 1883

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Events, May 23rd

May 23rd: 1701 – In London, Captain William Kidd was hanged after being convicted of murder and piracy. 1827 – The first nursery school in the U.S, was established in New York City. 1873 – Canada’s North West Mounted Police

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Events, May 19th

May 19th: 1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery. 1911 – The first American criminal conviction that was based on fingerprint evidence occurred in New York City.

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Events, May 18th

May 18th: 1642 – Montreal, Quebec, was founded. (Happy 375th Birthday!) 1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed emperor by the French Senate.  1951 – The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City.  1968 – Tiny Tim’s “Tiptoe through

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Events, May 17th

May 17th: 1875 – The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, Kentucky. 1971 – The musical “Godspell” opened in New York City and ran for 2,124 performances. 1985 – The character of Bobby Ewing played by Patrick Duffy “died”

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Events, May 16th

May 16th: 1770 – Marie Antoinette, at age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15. 1868 – U.S. President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during the Senate impeachment, by one vote. 1888 – The first demonstration

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Events, May 15th

May 15th: 1918 – Regular airmail service between New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, began under the direction of the Post Office Department, which later became the U.S. Postal Service. 1926 – The New York Rangers were officially granted

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Events, May 12th

May 12th: 1870 – Manitoba entered the Confederation as a Canadian province. 1937 – Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey. 1978 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes

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Events, May 10th

May 10: 1503 – Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands. 1908 – The first Mother’s Day observance took place during a church service in Grafton, West Virginia. 1924 – J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the Federal Bureau of

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Events, May 9th

May 9th: 1671 – Thomas “Captain” Blood stole the crown jewels from the Tower of London. 1785 – Joseph Bramah patented the beer-pump handle. (Image Courtesy of wikipedia.org) 1926 – Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men

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Events, May 8th

May 8th: 1794 – The United States Post Office was established. 1847 – The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson. 1914 – The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s

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Events, May 5th

May 5th: 1809 – Mary Kies was awarded the first patent to go to a woman. It was for technique for weaving straw with silk and thread. 1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the U.S. 1891

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Events, May 4th

May 4th: 1715 – A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella. 1886 – Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone. It was the first practical phonograph. 1964 – “Another World” premiered on NBC-TV. 1970 – The Ohio

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