Today In History
Today In History
May, 1st 2017
1006: Supernova observed in Lupus the Wolf constellation
1682: Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory
1701: England - Wales & Scotland form UK of Great Britain
1840: 1st adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued
1841: 1st wagon train leaves Independance - Mo for Cal
1850: John Geary becomes 1st SF mayor
1860: 1st school for deaf founded
1869: Folies-Bergre opens in Paris
1873: 1st US postal card issued
1884: Construction begins on Chicago 1st skyscraper
1890: May Day
1892: Angel Is US Quarantine Station opens
1920: Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career - out of Polo Grounds
1926: Dogers & Braves deadlock at 1-1 in 26 innings
1926: Satchel Paige makes pitching debut in Negro Southern League
1928: Lei Day begun (a Hawaiian celebration)
1931: Empire State Building opens in NYC
1932: Charles Lindbergh's baby kidnapped
1947: Radar for coml & private planes 1st demonstrated
1948: Dem People's Rep of Korea (N Korea) established
1949: Gerard Kuiper discovers Nereid - (2nd satellite of Neptune)
1951: Mickey Mantle's 1st HR
1955: Bobby Feller's 15th 1-hit or less game
1960: Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' US spy plane
1961: 1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba
1964: 1st BASIC program run on a computer (Dartmouth)
1975: Islander Parise & Potvin score within 14 seconds in playoffs Flyers 5-Isles 4 - Semi Finals- Flyers hold 2-0 lead
1977: Empress Lilly dedicated
1979: Marshall Islands becomes self-governing
1980: Sabres & Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff
1982: Nordiques 4-Isles 5 (OT) - Semi-Finals- Isles hold 3-0 lead
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