Sep 7, 1979: The
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut on cable
Anniversary of the "I have A dream" Speech by Martin Luther King Jr.
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website "totally wired History"
Jul 25, 1952:
Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United
to Puerto Rico
Man takes first
steps on the Moon
On July 20, 1969: American Neil Armstrong becomes the
first man to walk on the Moon.
The astronaut stepped onto the Moon's
surface, in the Sea of Tranquility, at 0256 GMT, nearly 20 minutes after first
opening the hatch on the Eagle landing craft.
Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was
formally known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have
died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries
and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the
summer season. Continued
In Memory of
James Maury "Jim" Henson
(September 24, 1936 May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer,
screenwriter, film director and producer, best known as the creator of The
Muppets. Bio of Jim
VE Day - WW II
Victory In Europe Declared 8th May
President Truman and Prime minister Churchill declared victory in
Europe, celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany .
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Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National
Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder
of modern nursing.
Appreciation Week May 610 Teachers play a key role in student
success, and sometimes a simple thanks is all a teacher needs to
Cinco de Mayo in
Cinco de Mayo is annually observed on May 5, the
anniversary of a victory in 1862 in the fight for independence from French
forces. It is a festival of Mexican pride and heritage in the United States.
National Day of
Prayer in United States
National Day of Prayer calls on all people of
different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders.
It is held on the first Thursday of May each year.
1899 - Duke
An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an
American composer, pianist and bandleader who composed thousands of scores over
his 50-year career.
1938 - Buddy - the
first american guide dog
Buddy delivered to me the divine gift of
freedom, said Morris Frank (1908-1980), the first American to benefit
from a Seeing Eye dog.
Administrative Professionals Day® highlights the
important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern
on Admin day
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