Month: May 2019

Historical Events for 31st May 2019

1744 – French troops conquer Kortrijk
1910 – Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
1940 – Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe P├ętain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany
1943 – 42 U-boats sunk by the Allies this month
1947 – 79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6
1962 – “Tell It To Groucho” last airs on CBS-TV
1967 – Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)
1972 – 16th European Cup: Ajax beats Internazionale 2-0 at Rotterdam
1989 – 1st presentation of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis awards
2014 – Psy’s “Gangnam Style” becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube
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Historical Events for 28th May 2019

1858 – Dion Boucicault’s “Foul Play” premieres in London
1900 – In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work
1912 – Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia v South Africa
1929 – 1st all color talking picture “On With the Show” exhibited (NYC)
1940 – British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway
1946 – 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)
1955 – 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
1960 – 59th Women’s French Championships: Darlene Hard beats Yola Ramirez (6-3, 6-4)
1963 – Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
2014 – Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt
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Historical Events for 17th May 2019

1631 – Earl Johann Tilly attacks Maagdenburg
1814 – Norwegian constitution passed by constitutent assembly at Eidsvoll
1881 – 7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40
1911 – 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
1919 – UK War Department orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes
1940 – Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France
1975 – 10CC releases “I’m Not in Love”
1992 – LPGA Championship, Bethesda CC: Betsy King wins her 5th major title, 11 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann and Karen Noble
1993 – Intel’s new Pentium processor is unveiled
2004 – Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage
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Historical Events for 14th May 2019

1853 – Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk
1903 – President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco
1921 – Mussolini’s fascists obtain 29 parliamentary seats in Italian elections
1925 – Virginia Woolf’s novel “Mrs Dalloway” is published by The Hogarth Press
1944 – General Rommel, Speidel and von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler
1950 – Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs
1979 – “Kids Are All Right” rockumentary film featuring The Who premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
1983 – “She Blinded Me with Science” by Thomas Dolby hits #5
1984 – 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Lee Greenwood, and Janie Fricke win
1994 – Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
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