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Sep 7, 1979: The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut on cable TV.

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50th Anniversary of the "I have A dream" Speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

Info at the Smithsonian's website "totally wired History"

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Jul 25, 1952: Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.
Welcome to Puerto Rico

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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. Continued @BBC.com

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1923 - Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere

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Memorial Day Weekend
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

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In Memory of
Jim Henson

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 Henson

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VE Day - WW II
Victory In Europe Declared 8th May 1945
President Truman and Prime minister Churchill declared victory in Europe, celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany . More VE day @ wikipedia.org

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National 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.
Teacher Appreciation Week May 6–10 Teachers play a key role in student success, and sometimes a simple “thanks” is all a teacher needs to feel valued.

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Cinco de Mayo in United States
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.

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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. More prayer

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1899 - Duke Ellington Born
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. Continued @ biography.com

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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. Continued

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Administrative Professionals Day
Administrative Professionals Day® highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern economy worldwide. More on Admin day


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Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

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The real story of America’s unemployed--In a new video series, "F**ked: The United States of Unemployment," Salon humanizes our epidemic of joblessness Click here for video.

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New My Gimpy Life

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The Medicare Rights Center

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The Medicaid Reference Desk
--The Medicaid Reference Desk is a tool to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find out what Medicaid can offer them.

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Steve Gold's Nuggets

Housing Vouchers For Non-Elderly Disabled Persons Since 1997

HUD Points Out Olmstead Enforcement Options.

Increased Medicaid Reimbursement for Nursing Homes.

Social Security and Medicare: Deficit Myths -Click here for more.

Serving Needs Of Aging Adults And People With Disabilities!

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Candle in Memory of those no longer in the movement, and are gone

With this page Persons with Disabilities are remembering....
Members and Friends of our community .
.who are no longer with us.. ...
and for whom we grieve...

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"It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance." — Elizabeth Taylor, at an AIDS-awareness gathering

Albert Einstein / Bertrand Russell - Notice To The World ...Renounce War Or Perish! ...World Peace Or Universal Death!

"It's so simple, even a Tea Party member might understand it."--Television personality

My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get--Forrest Gump

"If you can't be wealthy, be healthy."--Pat Figueroa, Jr.

"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." penned by George Bernard Shaw

" I want the government to keep their hands off of my Medicare."

"If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people..."

"Beware of Wall Street...it begins in a graveyard and ends in a river."-- Anonymous.

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A senior citizen using relay telephone

New York Relay Welcomes Captioned Telephone Service!


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