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Other Notable Events for May 20

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On this date in history:

In 526, up to 300,000 people were killed in an earthquake in Syria and Antioch.

In 1506, Christopher Columbus died in Spain.

In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were granted a patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from New York in his ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 20

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Those born on this date include:

- William Thornton, architect of the Capitol in Washington, in 1759
- Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth U.S. president, James Madison, in 1768
- Canadian explorer Simon Fraser in 1776
- French novelist Honore de Balzac in 1799
- English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill...Read more

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Today is Saturday, May 20, the 140th day of 2017 with 225 to follow.

This is Armed Forces Day in the United States.

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

Norman Rockwell

This Day in History, May 20

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On May 20th, 1916, the Saturday Evening Post published its first cover drawn by Norman Rockwell.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Chris Hedges wrote, The moral nihilism of celebrity culture is played out on reality television shows, most of which encourage a dark voyeurism into other people's humiliation, pain, weakness, and betrayal.

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:

- 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 Muslim leader Malcolm X, born Malcolm...Read more

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Today is Friday, May 19, the 139th day of 2017 with 226 to follow.

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

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: Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. -- Princess Diana

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 1897, Bram Stoker published Dracula.

In 1917, President Wilson signed the Selective Service Act of 1917 by which the United States raised ...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
- Italian operatic singer Ezio Pinza in 1892
- film director Frank Capra (It Happened One Night, It's a Wonderful Life) in 1897
- composer ...Read more

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Today is Thursday, May 18, the 138th day of 2017 with 227 to follow.

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

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 1954, in a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ...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
- English writer Robert Surtees in 1805
- Schuyler Wheeler, inventor of the electric fan, in 1860
- French composer Erik Satie in 1866
- baseball Hall of Fame member James Cool Papa Bell in 1903
-...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, May 17, the 137th day of 2017 with 228 to follow.

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

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: It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. -- Marlene Dietrich

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