Thread: 5-22-12: Today in History
#1 5-22-12: Today in History05-22-2012, 05:05 PM
Great Emigration departs for Oregon, 1843
Patriot siege of Ninety Six, South Carolina, begins, 1781
"Winning" released, stars Paul Newman as a race car driver, 1969
Southern congressman attacks Northern senator, 1856
Atlanta child murderer is questioned, 1981
Chandra Levy's remains found, 2002
Belgian department store burns, 1967
The War of the Roses, 1455
President Nixon in Moscow, 1972
Yemen united, 1990
Controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d’Or, 2004
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is born, 1859
Jerry Lee Lewis drops a bombshell in London, 1958
A thousand pioneers head West on the Oregon Trail, 1843
Martha Washington dies, 1802
Sorenstam makes history, 2003
Rusk warns North Vietnamese, 1964
Negotiators differ on diplomatic exchange, 1969
World War I
Crisis in Austria-Hungary, 1917
World War II
The Pact of Steel is signed; the Axis is formed, 1939
Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo is launched, 1944
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-historyThe difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
05-22-2012, 06:48 PM
1761 - In Philadelphia, the first life insurance policy was issued in the U.S.
1900 - At Turner Hall, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra played its inaugural concert under the direction of Hans Kreissig.
1911 - The Carlos Villalongín Dramatic Company opened at the Teatro Aurora in San Antonio.
1953 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Tidelands Bill giving Texas the rights to its offshore oil
1971 - The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum was dedicated on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.
1987 - Saragosa, TX, was hit by a tornado. Thirty people were killed and 162 were injured.
1991 - England's Queen Elizabeth II visited Antioch Church in Houston.
1992 Johnny Carson ended his 30-year reign as the host of "The Tonight Show
2003 - At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorentam became the first woman to play on the PGA tour in 58 years. She ended the day at 1-over par.
2007 - It was announced that the 2011 Super Bowl would be held in Arlington, TX, at the new Coyboys Stadium.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
Originally Posted by Carol
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