Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Day 122 - This day in legal and military history

May 2


NATIONAL Brothers and Sisters Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1885 Good Housekeeping magazine went on sale for the first time

1890 The Territory of Oklahoma is created

1919 The first US air passenger service starts

1923 Lieutenants Oakley Kelly and John Macready take off from New York for the West Coast on what will become the first successful nonstop transcontinental flight

1939 Lou Gehrig established a new major-league baseball record when he played his 2,130th consecutive game. It would take another 57 years before Cal Ripken, Jr., broke it.

1946 Prisoners revolt at California’s Alcatraz prison

1955 Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1970 Student anti-war protesters at Ohio’s Kent State University burn down the campus ROTC building. The National Guard takes control of the campus.

2012 A pastel version of The Scream, by painter Edvard Munch, sold for $120 million in a New York City auction. The transaction set a new world record for an auctioned piece of art

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