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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. -- U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Other Notable Events for May 19

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On this date in history:

In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII's six wives and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, was beheaded.

In 1588, the Spanish Armada, assembled to invade England, set sail from Lisbon.

In 1916, Col. Teddy Roosevelt, speaking in Detroit, blasted the pacifism of Henry Ford and accused...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 19

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Those born on this date include:

- Pope Innocent XI in 1611
- philanthropist Johns Hopkins in 1795
- American-born Nancy Astor, the first female member of the British Parliament, in 1879
- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, in 1881
- Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh in 1890
- Black ...Read more

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Today is Thursday, May 19, the 139th day of 2022 with 226 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening star is Mercury.

Oscar Wilde

This Day in History, May 19

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On May 19th, 1897, Oscar Wilde was released after serving his sentence in Reading Gaol.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war. -- Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to U.S. Congress

Other Notable Events for May 18

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On this date in history:

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision that determined separate but equal racial policies are constitutional.

In 1917, President Wilson signed the Selective Service Act of 1917 by which the United States raised an army for service in Europe during World War I.<...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 18

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Those born on this date include:

- Persian poet Omar Khayyam in 1048
- Russian Czar Nicholas II in 1868
- English philosopher/mathematician Bertrand Russell in 1872
- film director Frank Capra in 1897
- blues singer Big Joe Turner in 1911
- singer Perry Como in 1912
- director/screenwriter Richard ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2022 with 227 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening star is Mercury.

Napoleon Bonaparte

This Day in History, May 18

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On May 18th, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was declared emperor of France.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. -- Atlanta hostage heroine Ashley Smith

Other Notable Events for May 17

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On this date in history:

In 1792, 24 brokers met in New York City and formed the New York Stock Exchange.

In 1875, Aristides was the winner of the first Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

In 1943, the Memphis Belle became one of the first B-17 to complete 25 missions in World War II, securing ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 17

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Those born on this date include:

- English physician Edward Jenner, developer of the smallpox vaccine, in 1749
- Schuyler Wheeler, inventor of the electric fan, in 1860
- baseball Hall of Fame member James Cool Papa Bell in 1903
- actor Maureen O'Sullivan in 1911
- actor Dennis Hopper in 1936
- musician ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, May 17, the 138th day of 2022 with 228 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening star is Mercury.

NYSE

This Day in History, May 17

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On May 17th, 1792, the New York Stock Exchange was formed.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. American author Anne Tyler

Other Notable Events for May 16

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On this date in history:

In 1804, the French Senate declared Napoleon Bonaparte emperor.

In 1871, U.S. Marines landed in Korea in an attempt to open the country to foreign trade.

In 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 16

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Those born on this date include:

- William Seward, U.S. secretary of state whose purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million was called Seward's Folly, in 1801
- banker Levi Morton, U.S. vice president under Benjamin Harrison, in 1824
- serial killer H. H. Holmes in 1861
- actor Henry Fonda in 1905
-...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, May 16, the 136th day of 2022 with 229 to follow.

The moon is full. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening star is Mercury.

Marie Antoinette

This Day in History, May 16

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On May 16th, 1770, Marie Antoinette (age 14) married Louis-Auguste (age 15).

 

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