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5/5/2009 - DB Metzger

 Itís Karl Marxís birthday and Napoleonís last day. The American Medical Association is organized and the panic of 1893. Yep, as Marx said Boom and Bust is part of Capitalism. The screw on bottle cap is patented and Alan Shepard becomes the first American in Space. In Birthdays Tammy  Wynette, Journalist Nelly Bly and Philosopher Soren Kierkegard.
 
1762 Russia & Prussia sign St. Petersburg peace treaty. Ended the 7 years war which consumed most of the known world.

1809
Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent for a method of weaving straw with silk.

1816
American Bible Society organized in New York .

1818
Karl Marx has a birthday. He was formerly a foreign correspondent for the New York Tribune.

1821
Napoleon I Bonaparte emperor France (1799-1815), dies in St Helena

1847
American Medical Association is organized in Philadelphia .

1891
Carnegie Hall opens in NYC with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor

1893
On the topic of financial boom and bust, the great panic of 1893 began on this day. .

1900
"The Billboard" began weekly publication. Actually began in 1894.

1920
US President Wilson makes the Communist Labor Party illegal

1925
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) refused to accept Pulitzer for his novel Arrowsmith. Find out why Lewis declined this literary honor at the Sinclair Lewis Society.

l925
That same year John Scopes was arrested for teaching Darwin ís theory of Evolution.

1936
Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip.
hereís more in science history

1954
Military coup by General Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay

1958
Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)

1961
Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space (aboard Freedom 7)

1962
"West Side Story" soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album

1981
Bobby Sands became the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die in Maze prison in Northern Ireland .

1995
Last basketball game at The Boston Garden (Magic beats Celtics)

Notable Birthdays

1813 SÝren Kierkegaard Danish philosopher (founded Existentialism)

1824
Lucy Larcom poet, educator "Mill Girl".

1856
Lucia True Ames Mead pacifist and suffragist

1865
" Nellie Bly" Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (journalist)

1868
Mary Emogene Hazeltine (librarian)

1900
Spencer Tracy actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)

1942
Tammy Wynette Redbay AL , country singer (Stand by your Man)



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