Monthly Archives: May 2019

May 31, 1995

On May 31, 1995, Kansas Senator and past and future, Presidential Wannabe, Bob Dole singled out and criticized Time Warner for the ‘marketing of evil’ in movies and music. Dole later admitted that he hadn’t seen or heard much of … Continue reading

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May 30, 1896

On May 30, 1896, the first automobile accident occurred in New York City. Automobilist Henry Wells of Springfield, Massachusetts struck cyclist Ebeling Thomas with his horseless carriage. Witnesses said that Wells appeared to lose control of his noisy contraption and … Continue reading

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May 29, 1827

On May 29, 1827, the first nautical school opened in Nantucket, Maine, under the name of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin’s Lancasterian School. Classes included “How to Talk Like a Pirate”, “Making Mysterious Comments While Drinking Grog in a Darkened Seaside … Continue reading

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May 28, 1923

On May 28, 1923, US Attorney General Harry Daugherty declared that it was legal for women to wear trousers anywhere. He told the reporters that women could wear pants, here and there. They could wear them in a house. They … Continue reading

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May 27, 1998

On May 27, 1998, American actor, Charlie Sheen was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital for a drug overdose. It was later leaked that the hospital determined through medical testing that Mr. Sheen had cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, peyote, meth, marijuana, … Continue reading

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May 26, 1993

On May 26, 1993 in a baseball game, Cleveland Indians player, Carlos Martinez, hit a long fly-ball that should have been an easy out. Fortunately for him, Jose Canseco of the Texas Rangers was playing Left Field at that time. … Continue reading

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May 25, 1721

On May 25, 1721, John Copson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania became America’s first insurance agent. At that time, shipping was very important, so Copson offered insurance on ships and their cargo. He did have exemptions for shipwrecks caused by mermaids, kraken, … Continue reading

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May 24, 1830

On May 24, 1830, the poem ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale was first published. Unknown to most people, this was her second attempt to get this poem published. Editors kept rejecting her first rendition as being … Continue reading

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May 23, 1785

On May 23, 1785, US Founding Father and inventor Benjamin Franklin announced that he had invented bifocals, which were glasses that would allow a person to see both far away and up close. He also announced that for $18.99, he … Continue reading

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May 22, 1892

On May 22, 1892, American dental surgeon and inventor of toothpaste, Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the collapsible toothpaste tube. And just so you know, Dr. Sheffield, the inventor of the toothpaste tube, quickly put to rest the question of ‘do … Continue reading

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