Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This Day In History

May 22, 1989 - China Tiananmen Square in Beijing
1989 : Students have now occupied Tiananmen Square in Beijing for the 10th day protesting for the pro-democracy movement in China , the total number now exceeds 45,000 and conditions are worsening and the Government in China is considering ways to quell the protesters after the military has stated they will not attack the protesters. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/may22nd.html

Monday, May 21, 2018

This Day In History

May 21,1927 - France Charles Lindbergh
1927 : Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris, completing the first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight. Lindbergh was the dark horse when he entered a competition for a $25,000 prize to anyone able to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/may21st.html

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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This Day In History

May 20, 1961 - U.S.A. "Freedom Riders"
1961 : An angry mob consisting of all white's attacked a busload of Freedom Riders (Freedom Riders were testing the United States Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia, that gave them a legal right to disregard local segregation ordinances regarding interstate transportation facilities) in Montgomery, Ala., prompting the federal government to send in United States marshals to restore order. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/may20th.html

This Day In HIstory

May 19, 1962 - Marilyn Monroe Performs Rendition of "Happy Birthday"
1962 : Marilyn Monroe performed a rendition of "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy for his forty-fifth birthday during a fund-raiser at New York's Madison Square Garden. The dress she wore that night was noted for being sheer and flesh colored with 2500 rhinestones sewn into it and designed by Jean Louis. The dress sold in 1999 at auction in New York for over US$1.26 million.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/may19th.html

This Day In History

May 18, 1929 - U.S.A. Al Capone
1929 : Al Capone is today in prison following his plea of guilty to the minor charge of carrying a concealed weapon, it is believed he pled guilty to these offences to help him stay safe in prison, he is best known for his domination of the Chicago Beer Runners and is believed to have been behind the St Valentines Day massacre. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/may18th.html

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