Month: May 2019

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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