And in other news . . .

And in other news . . .

And in other news . . .

50

Half a century.

Two quarter centuries.

Five decades.

That is all.

Also on This Day

LEAD STORY
Transcontinental railroad completed1869
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Second Continental Congress assembles as Ticonderoga falls1775
AUTOMOTIVE
Government gives Chrysler $1.5 billion loan,1980
CIVIL WAR
Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson dies1863
COLD WAR
China releases Tiananmen Square prisoners1990
CRIME
J. Edgar Hoover begins his legacy with the FBI,1924
DISASTER
Death on Mount Everest,1996
GENERAL INTEREST
Jefferson Davis captured,1865
Churchill becomes prime minister1940
Nelson Mandela inaugurated1994
HOLLYWOOD
Joan Crawford dies1977
LITERARY
The final volume of Tom Jones is published1749
MUSIC
“Mother” Maybelle Carter is born1909
OLD WEST
First transcontinental railroad is completed,1869
PRESIDENTIAL
Hayes has first phone installed in White House,1877
SPORTS
Bobby Orr leads Bruins to Stanley Cup title1970
VIETNAM WAR
Operation Apache Snow is launched1969
Intense air war continues over North Vietnam1972
WORLD WAR I
Treaty of Frankfurt am Main ends Franco-Prussian War1871
WORLD WAR II
As Germany invades Holland and Belgium, Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Great Britain1940

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  • http://twitter.com/brennap brennap

    I was wondering if you would write your own birthday blog post since you are so good about highlighting other birthday family and friends. I hope you are having a Golden Birthday.

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