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On May 29th, 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th
original colony to ratify the United States
On this date:
In 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act
before Virginia's House of Burgesses, saying,
"If this be treason, make the most of
In 1848, Wisconsin
became the 30th state of the union.
In 1917, the 35th
president of the United States, John
F. Kennedy, was born in Brookline,
In 1932, World War
One veterans began arriving in Washington to
demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to
receive for another 13 years.
In 1942, actor
John Barrymore died in Hollywood at age 60.
In 1943, Norman
Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the
Riveter" appeared on the cover of The
Saturday Evening Post.
In 1953, Mount
Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New
Zealand and Tensing Norkay of Nepal became the
first climbers to reach the summit.
In 1973, Tom
Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los
Angeles, defeating incumbent Sam Yorty.
In 1985, 35 people
were killed in rioting that erupted between
British and Italian spectators at the European
Cup soccer final in Brussels, Belgium.
In 1998, former
Arizona senator Barry Goldwater died in Paradise
Valley at age 89.
Ten years ago:
Boris N. Yeltsin was elected president of the
Russian republic in the third round of balloting
by the Russian parliament. Soviet President
Mikhail S. Gorbachev visited Canada en route to
his Washington summit with President Bush. Peru
was struck by an earthquake that claimed 56
Five years ago:
The last three bodies entombed in the Alfred P.
Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City were
recovered. Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman
to serve in both the House and the Senate, died
in Skowhegan, Maine, at age 97.
One year ago: The
space shuttle "Discovery" completed the
first-ever docking with the international space
station. Olusegun Obasanjo became Nigeria's first
civilian president in 15 years, ending a string
of military regimes.
Wendell Phillips, American abolitionist