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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 16 – First Academy Awards and More

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1770 – Marie Antoinette, 14, marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste, who later becomes king of France (More info)

1868 – President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the US Senate (More info)

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

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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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Happy 250th Birthday to the Sandwich

The thought of a 250-year-old sandwich is enough to turn your stomach. But, worse than that is the thought of having no sandwiches at all. That’s why we  should all join the town of Sandwich in celebrating the 250th anniversary of the invention of the sandwich.

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13 Pet Peeves of US Presidents

Being president of the United States might come with great power, prestige and responsibility, but it can also be a more difficult job than Robin Williams’ back hair waxer.

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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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This Day in History for May 13 – Pope John Paul II Shot and More

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

1940 – Winston Churchill gives his first speech as prime minister, saying, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” (More info)

1958 – During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon’s car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators (More info)

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This Day in History for May 12 – Carter Visits Castro and More

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1932 – Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, is found dead 10 weeks after his abduction (More info)

1949 – The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin (More info)

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This Day in History for May 11 – Bob Marley Dies and More

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

1846 – President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War (More info)

1924 – Mercedes-Benz is formed when Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merge their two companies (More info)

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This Day in History for May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover is Appointed to the FBI and More

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1863 – Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies, eight days after being accidentally shot by his own troops (More info)

1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western US, is completed with the driving in of a golden spike in Promontory Summit, UT (More info)

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