May 19th in history

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  1. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    Today In History

    1536 - Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII of England, was
    beheaded for adultery.

    1588 - King Philip II's Spanish Armada set sail from Lisbon on its
    ill-fated attempt to conquer England.

    1635 - In the Thirty Years War, France declared war on Spain.

    1643 - The towns of Connecticut, Plymouth and New Haven formed a
    Confederation of the United Colonies of New England as protection in the
    wars with American Indians.

    1796 - The first U.S. game law was approved. The measure called for
    penalties for folks hunting or destroying game within Indian territory.

    1849 - Irishman William Hamilton was arrested after firing blank shots
    at Queen Victoria in London.

    1857 - William F. Channing and Moses G. Farmer patented the electric
    fire alarm, and it was first used in a massive scale in Boston,
    Massachusetts. The original system consisted of 40 street fire alarm
    boxes connected by telegraph circuits to a central office.

    1911 - The first person to commit a crime and be convicted through the
    use of fingerprints turned out to be Caesar Cella. He had been ‘thumbed’
    in New York City.

    1926 - Thomas Edison spoke at a dinner for the National Electric Light
    Association in Atlantic City. When asked to speak into the microphone,
    he said, “I don’t know what to say. This is the first time I ever spoke
    into one of these things ... Good night.”

    1952 - Yoshiro Shirai defeated flyweight champion Dado Marino in Tokyo
    to become Japan’s first world-boxing champ.

    1958 - The United States and Canada formally established the North
    American Air Defense Command.

    1960 - Radio disc jockey and TV personality, Alan Freed was arrested on
    charges of commercial bribery during the industry's payola scandal.
    Seven other people were also arrested. Freed was the originator of the
    term "rock and roll".

    1965 - Roger Miller received a gold record for the hit, "King of the
    Road". The song was Miller’s biggest hit record. It got to number four
    (3/20/65) on the pop charts and stayed on for 12 weeks. It was a number
    one country music hit (3/27/65) as well. Miller, a country singer,
    humorist, guitarist and composer from Forth Worth, TX and raised in
    Oklahoma, went to Nashville, TN in the mid-’50s to begin a songwriting
    career. He wrote songs and played drums for Faron Young in 1962, then
    won what was an unprecedented, six Grammy Awards in 1965, had his own TV
    show in 1966; wrote "Little Green Apples", a huge hit for O.C. Smith and
    had five tunes in the top ten in 1968. To top it off, he composed the
    music for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Big River" in 1985.

    1966 - Country music came to New York’s Carnegie Hall this night. Eddy
    Arnold debuted with an array of popular country artists in the Big
    Apple.

    1973 - Secretariat won the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown
    by capturing the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland. The famed
    horse later went on to win the Belmont Stakes in New York to earn the
    Triple Crown with jockey Ron Turcotte as the rider.

    1992 - Two doctors who performed an autopsy on John F. Kennedy confirmed
    the U.S. president died from two bullets fired from above and behind.

    1998 - Millions of pagers nationwide stopped working when a
    communications satellite suddenly lost track of Earth.

    1999 - Following months of media hype, promotional gimmicks, and
    thousands of ardent fans camping out in front of theaters to buy
    tickets, George Lucas's much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode I - The
    Phantom Menace opened in theaters across the U.S. The film starred Liam
    Neeson, Ewan McGregor, and Natalie Portman.
     
  2. StAlphonzo

    StAlphonzo Member

    1951 - Jeffrey Hyman was born in Queens, NY. He went on to become Joey Ramone, one of the greatest singers in one of the greatest bands of al time - The Ramones. Jeffrey died in 2001. Rest In Peace.
     
  3. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    HAppy B-day Joey..........*sigh***
     
  4. alkaline

    alkaline Member

    I was also born! :)
     
  5. hm... so was I
     
  6. greasytuesday

    greasytuesday Member

    My nephews birthday is may 19th too!
     
  7. Man yeah! i was gonna post Joey's birthday.. but Stalphonzo did so yeah! man... its soo sadfull...
     
  8. NaykidApe

    NaykidApe Bomb the Ban

    Happy Birthday to Alkaline, Sweeper, Joey, and greasy's nephew!!!!
     
  9. shinta

    shinta Member

    your forgetting me!
     
  10. NaykidApe

    NaykidApe Bomb the Ban

    ...and a belated Happy Birthday!!!! to shinta.
     
  11. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    Man, I can believe we(you) forgot Shinta.
     
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    Bug_Man Banned

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