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This Day in History for May 22 – Johnny Carson Signs Off and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1906 – The Wright brothers are granted a US patent for their “Flying Machine” (More info)

1947 – The Truman Doctrine provides aid to Greece and Turkey in an effort to combat the spread of Communism (More info)

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This Day in History for May 21 – Susan Lucci Finally Wins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1881 – The American Red Cross is founded (More info)

1927 – Charles Lindbergh completes the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis (More info)

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This Day in History for May 20 – Shakespeare’s Sonnets Published and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1609 – Shakespeare’s sonnets are first published (More info)

1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a US patent for blue jeans with copper rivets (More info)

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This Day in History for May 19 – Anne Boleyn Beheaded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded (More info)

1897 – Writer Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison (More info)

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This Day in History for May 18 – Napoleon Becomes Emperor and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French (More info)

1896 – The US Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that “separate but equal” is constitutional (More info)

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This Day in History for May 17 – NYSE Formed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is formed (More info)

1875 – The first Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (More info)

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This Day in History for May 15 – McDonald’s Opens First Restaurant and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1928 – Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, ‘Plane Crazy’ (More info)

1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, Calif. (More info)

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This Day in History for May 14 – Skylab Launched and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1804 – The Lewis and Clark Expedition begins its historic journey (More info)

1904 – St. Louis, Mo. hosts the first Olympic Games in the United States (More info)

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