Thursday, May 10, 2012

Taking a Look Back

No reason- just felt like it.

The following happened on May 10 in history:

1503 - Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands.

1773 - The English Parliament passed the Tea Act, which taxed all tea in the U.S. colonies.

1869 - Central Pacific and Union Pacific Rail Roads meet in Promontory, UT. A golden spike was driven in at the celebration of the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S.

1908 - The first Mother's Day observance took place during a church service in Grafton, West Virginia.

1909 - Birthday of Maybelle Carter ("Mother Maybelle" Carter), Country musician (Carter Family)

1957 - Birthday of Sid Vicious - Musician (Sex Pistols)

1960 - Birthday of "Bono" (Paul Hewson) - Musician (U2)

1969 - The National and American Football Leagues announced their plans to merge for the 1970-71 season.

1994 - Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president.

And for a psychedelic trip back 45 years to this date in 1967 and the number one song from Diana Ross and the Supremes:

(Didn't expect that, did you?)

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