On February 14th, 1898, The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads to the Spanish-American War.
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On May 4th, 1919, the May Fourth Movement took place in Tiananmen Square.
A thought for the day: Fifty percent of people won't vote and 50 percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same 50 percent. -- Gore Vidal
On this date in history:
In 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporated.
In 1913, the California Alien Land Law of 1913 (Webb-Haney Act) passed the California state Senate, ignoring the demands of ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli in 1469
- British explorer John Speke, who discovered the source of the Nile, in 1827
- journalist Jacob August ...Read More
Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 124th day of 2016 with 242 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus, Venus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mercury.
On May 3rd, 1956, the first judo world championships were held.