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This Day in History for May 23 – Bonnie and Clyde Killed and More

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

1701 – William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, is hanged for piracy and murder (More info)

1911 – The New York Public Library is dedicated (More info)

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This Day in History for May 22 – Johnny Carson Signs Off and More

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

1906 – The Wright brothers are granted a US patent for their “Flying Machine” (More info)

1947 – The Truman Doctrine provides aid to Greece and Turkey in an effort to combat the spread of Communism (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

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

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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Sigfrid Casals, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 11 – Bob Marley Dies and More

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

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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Michael Nagle, Getty Images
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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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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 4 – The First Grammy Awards Are Held and More

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

1932 – Al Capone is jailed for tax evasion (More info)

1959 – The first ever Grammy Awards are held (More info)

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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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This Day in History for May 2 – Osama bin Laden is Killed and More

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

1939 – Lou Gehrig establishes a major-league baseball record by playing his 2,130th consecutive game (More info)

1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin during World War Two (More info)

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What Is the Real Story Behind the History of Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here are a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:

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