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(Last Updated On: May 14, 2019)
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LEAD STORY

1937
Madeleine Albright is born

ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
1982
“Ebony And Ivory” begins a seven-week run at #1 on the pop charts

GENERAL INTEREST
1941
First Allied jet flies

1756
The Seven Years War begins

1963
The flight of Faith 7

1972
Governor George Wallace shot

WORLD WAR II
1942
Legislation creating the Women’s Army Corps becomes law

VIETNAM WAR
1967
U.S. positions south of the DMZ come under heavy fire

1970
Air Force sergeant awarded Medal of Honor

SPORTS
1973
Nolan Ryan pitches first no-hitter

PRESIDENTIAL
1942
Ronald Reagan applies for transfer to Army Air Force

1800
President John Adams orders federal government to Washington, D.C.

WESTWARD EXPANSION
1856
Second vigilante committee organizes in Francisco

ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
1890
Katherine Anne Porter is born

2008
Celebrity private detective Anthony Pellicano found guilty

DISASTER
1896
Tornado decimates Texas town

CRIME
1976
A young woman and her married lover kill her family

COLD WAR
1988
Soviets begin withdrawal from Afghanistan

INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
1942
Seventeen states put gasoline rationing into effect

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