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This Day in History for May 16 – First Academy Awards and More

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

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

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

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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This Day in History for May 14 – Skylab Launched and More

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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 11 – Bob Marley Dies and More

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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

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

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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This Day in History for May 9 – The Beatles Sign Their First Recording Contract and More

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

1914 – Mother’s Day becomes a public holiday (More info)

1962 – The Beatles sign their first recording contract and hire George Martin to be their producer (More info)

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This Day in History for May 8 – First Westminster Dog Show Opens and More

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

1877 – The first Westminster Dog Show is held (More info)

1902 – On the Caribbean island of Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of St. Pierre and killing nearly 40,000 people (More info)

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This Day in History for May 7 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Debuts and More

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

1718 – New Orleans, Louisiana (first named La Nouvelle-Orléans) was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (More info)

1824 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, famous for its ‘Ode to Joy’ melody, debuts in Vienna (More info)

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10 Surprisingly Fun Facts About Mexico to Help Get Ready for Cinco de Mayo

They’re our neighbor to the south. We share the second largest border between two countries. We enjoy their food and celebrate their culture every year on May 5. But, what do we really know about the officially named United Mexican States?

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This Day in History for May 3 – The First Spam E-mail Is Sent and More

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

1802 – Washington, DC is granted a municipal government consisting of a mayor appointed by the president of the US, officially incorporating it as a city (More info)

1877 – Ontario, Canada’s Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world, has its first game (More info)

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