Monday, May 15, 2023

This week in history #20

Last week's photos:
1869 Promontory Point
1994 Mandela
1981 Pope John Paul II
1796 Smallpox Vaccine

Last year we looked at obscure holidays. This year, let’s look at major world events that occurred each week.  Make your best guess in the comments as to the years of each event.  No googling!

Week #20

May 17, ____ - Two dozen merchants and brokers established the New York Stock Exchange.

May 17, ____ - The first Kentucky Derby horse race took place at Churchill Downs in Louisville KY.

May 17, ____ - In Brown v. Board of Education, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that segregation of public schools solely on the basis of race denied black children equal educational opportunity. "Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

May 18, ____ - Mount St. Helens volcano erupted in Washington State.

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