Friday, May 20, 2011

On this day - 20th May

1506  In Spain, Christopher Columbus died in poverty
1674  John Sobieski became Poland’s first King
1784  The Peace of Versailles ended a war between France, England, and Holland
1899  Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to be arrested for speeding. The posted speed limit was 12 miles per hour
1927  Charles Lindbergh took off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit of St. Louis." The trip took 33 1/2 hours
1942 Japan completed the conquest of Burma
1990  The Hubble Space Telescope sent back its first photographs

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