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May 20

Events 325- Nicene Council opens 1609- Shakespeare’s sonnets first published 1927- Charles Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris   Births 1851 – Emile Berliner,
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May 19

Events 1848- Mexico surrenders Texas to the US. Things got a LOT bigger. 1886- Camille Saint-Saens premieres 3rd Symphony 1926- Edison spoke on the radio for the first
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May 18

Events 1804-Napoleon declared Emperor of France 1897- Bram Stoker’s Dracula published 1970- Beatles’ Let It Be released. Births 1868- Nicholas II, last Czar of Russia 1897- Frank Capra,
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Why?

What’s the big deal with the arts? Why spend so much time thinking about them, writing about them, participating in them, etc.? One reason, and it’s one of
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May 17

Events 1875- First running of the Kentucky Derby 1954- US Supreme Court- Brown v Board of Topeka 1973- Watergate hearings begin Births 1911-Maureen O’Sullivan- Actress 1942-Taj Mahal- Singer/songwriter
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May 16

Events 1770- Marie Antoinette married King Louis XVI 1929- First Academy Awards ceremony 1966- Beach Boys released “Pet Sounds”   Births 1906- Margaret Rey, co author/illustrator of children’s
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May 15

Events 1941- Joe DiMaggio began his 56 game hitting streak Births 1567-Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi, Composer 1856-Lyman Frank Baum, Author, Wizard of Oz books 1891- Mikhail Bulgakov- Russian
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