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Today's Highlight in History:
On May 15, 1972,
George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer and left paralyzed while campaigning in Laurel, Maryland, for the Democratic presidential nomination.

On this date:
In 1602, Cape Cod was discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold.

In 1886, poet Emily Dickinson died in Amherst, Massachusetts.

In 1911, the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

In 1918, US airmail began service between Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

In 1930, Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard a United Airlines flight between San Francisco and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

In 1940, nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States.

In 1942, gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for non-essential vehicles.

In 1963, US astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off aboard "Faith Seven" on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program.

In 1969, Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigned amid a controversy over his past legal fees.

In 1970, Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi, were killed when police opened fire during student protests.

Ten years ago: Congressional leaders and Bush administration officials began a bipartisan summit on the fiscal 1991 budget and its deficit.

Five years ago: Dow Corning Corporation filed for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy protection, citing potentially astronomical expenses from liability lawsuits.

One year ago: Russian President Boris Yeltsin triumphed over his Communist foes, surviving an impeachment vote in the Russian parliament. "Charismatic" won the Preakness, finishing one and a-half lengths ahead of "Menifee."


每日格言

"People love to talk but hate to listen."

-- Alice Duer Miller, American author (1874-1942).



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