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    Posted: 15-May-2012 at 21:05
May 13th:
1607 - English colonists (John Smith) lands near James River in VA
1846 - US declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins
1864 - -16] Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca Georgia
1865 - S Brownsville, TX (Palmito Ranch) Final engagement of Civil War PVT John J Williams of 34th Indiana is last man killed
1918 - 1st US airmail stamps issued (24 cents)
1945 - US troops conquer Dakeshi Okinawa
1946 - US convicts 58 camp guard of Mauthausen concentration camp to death
1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1958 - Rioters attack US VP Nixon in Venezuela

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May 14th:
1787 - Delegates gather in Phila to draw up US constitution
1804 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
1863 - Battle of Jackson, MS
1863 - American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
1884 - Anti-Monopoly party forms in US
1942 - US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms
1945 - US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered
1948 - US grants Israel de facto recognition
1948 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1965 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military
1975 - US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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May 15th:
1856 - 2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized
1862 - -May 17] Battle of Princeton WV
1862 - Battle of Drewry's Bluff (Ft Darling), Virginia
1862 - Confederate cruiser The Alabama runs aground near London
1862 - Department of Agriculture created
1862 - Gen Benjamin F Butler delegates "Woman Order" of NO to be his whores
1862 - Union Grounds, Brooklyn, 1st baseball enclosure, opens
1864 - Battle of New Market, Virginia
1864 - Skirmish at Marksville (Avoyelles) (Red River Campaign)
1896 - Tornado kills 78 in Texas
1905 - Las Vegas Nevada founded
1911 - Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, incorporates
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 - US marines arrive in Laos
1964 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 - Elizabeth Hoisington & Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US generals

In WA State history:

Seattle's Orpheum Theatre opens at 3rd Avenue and Madison Street on May 15, 1911.

Michael Earles opens an elegant resort at Sol Duc Hot Springs near the Olympic Mountains on May 15, 1912.

Tusko the elephant rampages through Sedro-Woolley on May 15, 1922.

First irrigation water reaches Pasco on May 15, 1948.

Vashon vigilantes repel the ferry Illahee on May 15, 1948.

State of Washington breaks ground for a fallout shelter under the Seattle Freeway (Interstate 5) in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood on May 15, 1962.

Police shoot and kill Larry Eugene Ward while he sets a bomb in Seattle's Central Area on May 15, 1970.



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May 16:
1815 - The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains.
1817 - Mississippi River steamboat service begins
1860 - -18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln candidate
1861 - Confederate government offers war volunteers $10 premium
1861 - Kentucky proclaims its neutrality
1863 - Battle of Champion's Hill, MS-bloodiest action of Vicksburg Campaign
1864 - Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca, ends (since May 13)
1864 - Battle of Bermuda Hundred, VA
1864 - Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)
1866 - Congress authorizes nickel 5 cent piece (replaces silver half-dime)
1866 - US Treasury Dept authorizes nickel
1868 - By one vote, Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson
1894 - Fire in Boston destroys baseball stadium & 170 other buildings
1903 - George Wyman makes 1st motorcycle trip across the US
1910 - US Bureau of Mines forms
1914 - American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
1918 - The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
1938 - 1st animal breeding society forms (NJ)
1957 - US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn
1984 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

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May 17th:
1792 - 24 merchants form NY Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
1794 - Hard frost in southern New England
1804 - Lewis & Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase
1849 - Fire destroy Centrum in St Louis Missouri
1862 - Battle of Princeton WV, ends, about 128 casualities
1863 - Battle of Big Black River Bridge, MS
1863 - Rosalía de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, her first book in the Galician language.
1864 - Battle of Adairsville Georgia, Union forces Confederates to retreat
1871 - Indian fighter Gen Sherman escapes in ambulance vs Comanches
1876 - 7th US Cavalry under Custer leaves Ft Lincoln
1881 - Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Wash DC
1884 - Alaska becomes a US territory
1944 - -18] Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java
1944 - Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma
1944 - General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th
1944 - Operation Straightline: Allies land in Neth New-Guinea
1945 - 2 US P-47 Thunderbolts bomb Kiushu
1963 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1971 - Washington State bans sex discrimination
1973 - Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings
1973 - US performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle Colorado
1987 - USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die

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May 18th:
1631 - English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right
1631 - John Winthrop is elected 1st governor of Massachusetts
1642 - Montreal Canada founded
1652 - Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
1783 - First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States.
1846 - US troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros
1852 - Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school
1860 - Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president
1861 - Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South
1863 - Siege of Vicksburg, MS
1864 - Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)
1904 - American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco
1916 - US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft
1917 - US passes Selective Service act
1951 - UN moves HQ to NYC
1951 - US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
1998 - United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.

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May 19th:
1643 - Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut & New Harbor form United Colonies of New England
1749 - George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
1780 - About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England to this day it's cause is still unexplained
1828 - US passes Tariff of Abominations
1828 - U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
1848 - 1st department store opens
1848 - Mexico gives Texas to US, ending the war
1863 - Siege of Vicksburg, investment of city complete
1864 - Skirmish at Cassville Georgia
1865 - President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia
1885 - 1st mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts)
1921 - Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system
1967 - US bombs Hanoi
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

In WA state history:

George Vancouver begins British survey of Puget Sound on May 19, 1792.

Anacortes incorporates on May 19, 1891.

Colman Dock (Seattle) gangplank failure dunks passengers boarding steamer Flyer, injuring 58 and drowning two, on May 19, 1912.

Seattle City Council appoints Liem Tuai to Council on May 19, 1969.

Voters reject rail transit plan and three other Forward Thrust bond proposals on May 19, 1970.

Ivar Haglund buys Seattle's Smith Tower on May 19, 1976.

Magnuson Park (Seattle) aviation supporters lose appeal on May 19, 1980.


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May 20thin WA state history:

North Bend Beginnings: Snoqualmie (renamed Mountain View, renamed North Bend) Post Office opens on May 20, 1870.

Issaquah Beginnings: Squak (later Olney or Gilman, later Issaquah) Post Office opens on May 20, 1870.

Seattle Beginnings: Edgewater Post Office opens in Wallingford neighborhood on May 20, 1889.

Blaine incorporates on May 20, 1890.

Georgetown authorized to receive Seattle water on May 20, 1903.

Arlington incorporates on May 20, 1903.

Oregon and Washington Station opens in Seattle amid fanfare on May 20, 1911.

Port of Illahee is formed on May 20, 1922.

The automobile ferry City of Edmonds makes its first run from Edmonds across Puget Sound to Kingston on May 20, 1923.

CCC Camp Darrington opens on May 20, 1933.

Mary Pickford begins a national stage tour at Seattle's Metropolitan Theatre on May 20, 1935.

Male students stage panty raid at University of Washington on May 20, 1952.

Paul Robeson overcomes red-baiters to appear in Seattle Civic Auditorium on May 20, 1952.

Immense fire destroys Ballard mill (in Seattle) on May 20, 1958.

Black Student Union stages sit-in at University of Washington on May 20, 1968.

Donald Phelps resigns as Bellevue school principal on May 20, 1969.

Seattle Aquarium opens to excited crowds on May 20, 1977.

Hundreds of frightened and frustrated motorists caught in the Mt. St. Helens ash fall attempt to escape Ritzville on May 20, 1980.

Duane Berentson takes office as new Secretary of Transportation on May 20, 1981.




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May 20th:
1639 - Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes
1704 - Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY
1775 - Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain
1830 - 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
1861 - Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle
1861 - Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War
1861 - North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union
1861 - US marshals appropriate previous year's telegraph dispatches, to reveal prosecessionist evidence
1862 - Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of West
1864 - Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured
1864 - Spotsylvania-campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured person
1902 - US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends
1926 - Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes
1926 - Railway Labor Act became law
1942 - US Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve
1944 - US Communist Party dissolves
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1959 - Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship
1969 - US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam
1970 - 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam
1971 - Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia
1985 - US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti

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1783   The first American daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publishing in Philadelphia.
 
1848   William Young patents the ice cream freezer.
1854   The Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals the Missouri Compromise.
 
1862   Union General Henry Halleck enters Corinth, Mississippi.
1868   Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves.
1889   The brassiere is invented.
1912   U.S. Marines are sent to Nicaragua to protect American interests.
 
1921   The U.S. Navy transfers the Teapot Dome oil reserves to the Department of the Interior.
1942   The Royal Air Force launches the first 1,000 plane raid over Germany.
1971   NASA launches Mariner 9, the first satellite to orbit Mars.

 



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June 4:
* 1756 Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
* 1789 US constitution goes into effect
1812 Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
* 1845 Mexican-US war starts
* 1862 Confederates evacuate Ft Pillow, Tenn
* 1917 American men begin registering for the draft
* 1919 Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill
* 1919 US marines invade Costa Rica
* 1945 6th Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
* 1945 US, Russia, England & France agree to split occupied Germany
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1902 - First four-cylinder, gas-powered Locomobile hits the road
1917 - Britain supports creation of Jewish homeland
1983 - MLK federal holiday declared
1966 - Friends star David Schwimmer born
1947 - Spruce Goose flies
1777 - John Paul Jones sets sail
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