May 18 | Facts

May 18 | Facts

1642 The city of Montreal was founded by the French. 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate. 1896 The Supreme Court affirmed racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson as “separate but equal.” 1920 Pope John Paul II was born near Krakow, Poland. 1953 Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. 1974 India became […]

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May 5 | Facts

May 5 | Facts

1809 Mary Kies of South Killingly, Conn., became the first woman to be granted a patent. The patent was for the rights to a technique for weaving straw with silk and thread. 1821 Napoleon Bonaparte died on the island of St. Helena. 1891 Carnegie Hall (then known as Music Hall) opened in New York City. Peter Tchaikovsky was the guest conductor. 1925 John Scopes was […]

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