Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 31st

On this day in 1990 – “Seinfeld” premiered on TV…..a show “about nothing”.

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May 30th

On this day in 1922 – The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.

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May 27th

On this day in 1930 – Richard Gurley Drew received a patent for adhesive tape, later made by 3M as Scotch tape.

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May 26th

On this day in 1977 – The movie “Star Wars” debuted.

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May 24th

On this day in 1938 – Tommy Chong (born Thomas Chong B. Kin), a Canadian-born actor and musician was born….Happy Birthday…for those us from the Hippie Generation – we’ll never forget Cheech & Chong!

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May 23rd

On this day in 1785 – Benjamin Franklin announced his invention of bifocals….thanks Ben – because you didn’t want to switch glasses, we don’t have too either!

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May 22nd

On this day in 1992 – Johnny Carson hosted his last “Tonight Show,” where he had reigned for nearly 30 years.

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May 21st

On this day in 1881 – In Washington, DC, humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons founded the American Association of the Red Cross (now the American National Red Cross).

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May 20th

On this day in 1946 – Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian), American singer, actress was born….oh no, say it ain’t so…65 years old???

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May 19th

On this day in 2005 – “Revenge of the Sith,” the final chapter of the “Star Wars” adventure series, opened in movie theaters.

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