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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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May 14

Events 1643-Louis XIV becomes King of France 1960-USSR launch 1st space capsule 1968-Beatles formed Apple Births 1885-Otto Klemperer- conductor/composer 1897-Sidney Bechet, Jazz musician 1936-Bobby Darin, swingin singer Deaths
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May 13

Events 1940 – Winston Churchill made his first speech as the prime minister of Britain 1965 – Rolling Stones record “Satisfaction” 1968 – Peace talks between the U.S.
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May 12

Slight change: From here on, Today in History will be a daily post containing 2-3 events, births and  deaths, perhaps not the most important of these things. Totally
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May 11

Events 1916- Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity presented 1924-Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost 1927- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded 1942- Wm Faulkner’s
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May 10

Notable birthdays in the arts: 1886-Karl Barth- Theologian/Author 1902- David Selznick-Film Producer 1909- “Mother’ Maybelle Addington Carter, Country/Folk Music Pioneer 1916- Milton Babbitt, Composer 1960-Paul Hewson/Bono Rock Musician/social
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Today in History

Random factoids…. 1868- Bruckner’s 1st symphony premiere 1869- US Transcontinental Railroad completed 1961-Beatles sign contract with EMI Parlophone   Births 1265- Dante Aligheri (Divine Comedy) 1914- Country Music
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