This Month in History

Common knowledge
May goes down in history for

  • 1952 - Mr. Potato Head is introduced.
  • 1934 - Academy of Motion Pictures is founded
  • 1934 - The World's largest pearl (6.4kg.) was discovered in the Philippines.
  • 1970 - The Beatles last album is released- "Long and Winding Road".
  • 1952 - Mad Magazine hits the newsstands.
  • 1886 - The syrup for Coca Cola is invented by Atlanta Pharmacist John Styth Permerton.
  • 1899 - The lawnmower is patented.
  • 1994 - Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first black president.
  • 1916 - Einstein's presents his Theory of General Relativity.
  • 1965 - The Rolling Stones record the now infamous song "Satisfaction".
  • 1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of France
  • 1978 - The movie blockbuster "Star Wars" is released.
  • 1941 - German battleship Bismarck sunk by British navy.
  • 1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary is on top of the world. He is the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

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