Tuesday, May 09, 2017
History for May 9 - On-This-Day.com:
John Brown 1800, Henry J. Kaiser 1882, Mike Wallace 1918 - Broadcast journalist ("60 Minutes")
Billy Joel 1949 - Musician, Prince Fielder 1984 - Baseball player, 1429 - Joan of Arc defeated the besieging English at Orleans.
1671 - Thomas "Captain" Blood stole the crown jewels from the Tower of London.
1754 - The first newspaper cartoon in America showed a divided snake "Join or die" in "The Pennsylvania Gazette."
1926 - Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to fly an airplane over the North Pole.
1936 - Fascist Italy took Addis Abba and annexed Ethiopia.
1941 - The German submarine U-110 was captured at sea by Britain's Royal navy.
1960 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for sale an oral birth-control pill for the first time.
1994 - Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa's first black president.
1996 - In video testimony to a courtroom in Little Rock, AR, U.S. President Clinton insisted that he had nothing to do with a $300,000 loan in the criminal case against his former Whitewater partners.