5-3-12: Today in History
Niccolo Machiavelli born, 1469
Dartmouth tells Martin to organize North Carolina Loyalists, 1775
MADD founder's daughter killed by drunk driver, 1980
Confederates take Hazel Grove at Chancellorsville, 1863
Congressional hearings on General MacArthur, 1951
Exxon executive is murdered, 1992
British girl goes missing in Portugal, 2007
Trains collide near Tokyo, 1962
Japanese war crimes trial begins, 1946
New Japanese constitution goes into effect, 1947
Fletcher lands on the North Pole, 1952
U.S. Supreme Court decides Paramount antitrust case, 1948
Lord Byron swims the Hellespont, 1810
James Brown is born, 1933
Cowboy author Andy Adams is born, 1859
FDR addresses thousands of Democratic women, 1940
JFK receives honorary degree, 1961
Shoemaker becomes oldest man to win Kentucky Derby, 1986
173rd Airborne Brigade deploys to South Vietnam, 1965
Paris is chosen as site for peace talks, 1968
World War I
Austro-German forces drive Russians out of the Carpathians, 1915
World War II
The Battle of the Coral Sea begins, 1942
Lots of royal birthdays today.
Cecily Neville (Mrs. Richard Plantagenet)
Margaret of York
Elizabeth of France
Charles, Crown Prince of Sweden and Norway
Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein
Princess Haya of Jordan
and the King of Infomercials...... Ron Popeil!
Mehmet II, William Shakespeare, Jack Weston, Suzy Parker, Wally Schirra, Jackie Cooper.
5-3-2012 War with England is started when Zeus fails to recognize English inventors achievements, Bijou is quick to retaliate with heavy artillery.http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/heureux/mmdr.gif
1693 - Gregorio de Salinas Varona left Monclova, Coahuila, on a relief expedition to take supplies to the troubled missions of East Texas.
1903 - Robert B. Vandervoort, Corpus Christi native, performed his famed loop-the-loop for King Edward VII at a command performance in London. Vandervoort's stage name was "Diavalo."
1968 - In Houston, at St. Luke's Hospital Everett Thomas received the first heart transplant in the United States. Thomas lived for 204 days. The surgeon was Denton Cooley.
1976 - Paul McCartney made his first American stage appearance in 10 years. The "Wings Over America" tour began in Ft. Worth, TX.
1980 - Ferguson Jenkins (Texas Rangers) became the fourth player to win 100 games in the American League and the National League.
1997 - The "Republic of Texas" surrendered to authorities ending an armed standoff where two people were held hostage. The group asserts the independence of Texas from the U.S.
1999 - About 49 people were killed when a series of tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and South Dakota.