Lost and Found – May 6th Edition

What to remember about May 6th…

  • 1816  Christian abolitionists found the American Bible Society
  • 1861  State of Arkansas secedes from the Union; Richmond, Virginia is declared capital of the Confederacy
  • 1882  President Arthur signs the Chinese Exclusion Act suspending immigration from China and excluding resident aliens from U.S. citizenship
  • 1889  Eiffel Tower officially opens to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris, France
  • 1935  1st flight of the Curtis P-36 Hawk fighter aircraft
  • 1937  German airship Hindenburg explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey; 36 die in fiery crash of world’s largest dirigible
  • 1941  1st flight of Republic Aviation’s P-47 Thunderbolt
  • 1942  All American forces in the Philippines are forced to surrender to invading Japanese Army
  • 1954  25-year-old medical student Roger Bannister cracks “unbreakable” four-minute mile at Oxford, England
  • 1970  Students across the nation join protests after 4 demonstrators killed at Kent State on May 4th  when National Guard Troops open fire
  • 1992  Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gives speech at site of Winston Churchill’s 1946 “Iron Curtain” talk; declares Cold War is over
  • 1994  31 mile long “Chunnel” tunnel under the English Channel is officially opened by English Queen and French President
  • 1994  Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files lawsuit against President Bill Clinton; alleges that he sexually harassed her in 1991

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