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Medieval: Only half bad.
Top 10 Sayings of Biblical Mothers
I can’t understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
American History: The replacement of the red Indian by red tape.
The Feudal World: the rise of the Manurial System.




May 2017


This Day In History  
May 1: May DayMay 1, 1862: 1st PlasticMay 1, 1851: 1st World’s FairMay 1, 1840: Penny Black - 1st World’s Adhesive Postage StampMay 1, 1822: Difference EngineMay 2, 1986: Start of Expo ’86May 2, 1892: (b) Baron Von RichthofenMay 2, 1729: (b) Catherine the GreatMay 2, 1611: King James Bible PublishedMay 3: World Press Freedom DayMay 3: Constitution Day (Japan)May 3, 1915: ‘In Flanders Fields’ PoemMay 3, 1494: Jamaica Discovered by ColumbusMay 4: Star Wars Day: May The Forth Be With You!May 4: Greenery Day (Japan)May 4, 1780: 1st DerbyMay 5: Kentucky OaksMay 5: Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)May 5: Children’s Day (Japan(May 5, 1945: Balloon Bomb at Bly, OregonMay 5, 1891: Carnegie Hall OpensMay 6: Kentucky DerbyMay 6: Nurses’ Day (US)May 6, 1994: Chunnel CrossingMay 6, 1954: Four-Minute ’Miracle Mile’May 6, 1937: Hindenburg CrashMay 6, 1527: Sack of RomeMay 7, 1945: End of World War II in EuropeMay 7, 1915: Lusitania SankMay 7, 1840: (b) TchaikovskyMay 7, 1833: (b) BrahmsMay 7, 1812: (b) Robert BrowningMay 8: Liberation Day (France)May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe V-E DayMay 8, 1840: 1st Photography PatentMay 9: Teacher’s DayMay 9: Lost Sock Memorial DayMay 9, 1926: 1st Flight Over North PoleMay 9, 1899: 1st Lawn MowerMay 10: Full Flower MoonMay 10, 1940: BlitzkriegMay 10, 1869: 1st U.S. Transcontinental RailroadMay 10, 1503: Columbus Discovered Cayman IslandsMay 11, 1949: Siam became ThailandMay 11, 1927: Power Steering PatentMay 11, 1888: (b) Irving BerlinMay 11, 1865: Battle of Palmito HillMay 12: Nurses’ Day (Canada)May 12, 1847: Odometer InventedMay 12, 1820: (b) Florence NightingaleMay 13, 1935: Parking Meter PatentMay 13, 1914: (b) Joe LouisMay 13, 1913: 1st Four Engine AircraftMay 13, 1880: Menlo Park Electric RailwayMay 14: Mother’s DayMay 14, 1948: Israel Declares IndependenceMay 14, 1944: (b) George LucasMay 14, 1796: Smallpox VaccineMay 15, 1964: Smothers Brothers DebutMay 15, 1930: 1st Flight AttendantMay 15, 1756: Seven Years WarMay 15, 1479 BC: Battle of MegiddoMay 16, 1929: 1st Academy AwardsMay 16, 1919: (b) LiberaceMay 16, 1817: Mississippi River SteamboatMay 17: Sierpinski DayMay 17, 1981: World Wide WebMay 17, 1900: Relief of MafekingMay 17, 1875: 1st Kentucky Derby Horse RaceMay 18: Museum DayMay 18: Visit Your Relatives DayMay 18, 1980: Mt. St. HelensMay 19: Plant Something DayMay 19, 1935: (d) T.E. Lawrence (known as ’Lawrence of Arabia’ in WWI)May 19, 1848: Treaty of Guadalupe HidalgoMay 19, 1536: Anne Boleyn BeheadedMay 20: Armed Forces Day (U.S.)May 20: Bike To Work DayMay 20, 1873: Miner’s Work Trousers PatentMay 20, 1830: Fountain Pen PatentMay 21: Stepmother’s DayMay 21: Rogation SundayMay 21: Blackjack DayMay 21, 1932: 1st Transatlantic Solo Flight by a WomanMay 21, 1927: 1st Nonstop Flight - New York to ParisMay 21, 1914: 1st Greyhound BusMay 21, 1881: American Red Cross FoundedMay 21, 47 BC: ’Veni, vidi, vici’ by Julius Caesar @ Battle of ZelaMay 22: Victoria DayMay 22: Desmond DayMay 22, 1993: 1st Internet MovieMay 22, 1987: Rick Hansen finished Man In Motion TourMay 22, 1980: Pac-Man first released in JapanMay 22, 1859: (b) Sir Arthur Conan DoyleMay 22, 1813: (b) WagnerMay 22, 1455: Start of the 30-year ’Wars of the Roses’May 23, 1962: 1st Human Limb ReattachmentMay 23, 1960: Hawaii TsunamiMay 23, 1934: Bonnie & Clyde KilledMay 23, 1785: Bifocals Invented

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